Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl Series #1)

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Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live, go to school, play, and sleep—sometimes with each other.

S is back from boarding school, and if we aren't careful, she's going to win over our teachers, wear that dress we couldn't fit into, steal our boyfriends' hearts, and basically ruin our lives in a major way. I'll...

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Overview

Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live, go to school, play, and sleep—sometimes with each other.

S is back from boarding school, and if we aren't careful, she's going to win over our teachers, wear that dress we couldn't fit into, steal our boyfriends' hearts, and basically ruin our lives in a major way. I'll be watching closely...

You know you love me,
gossip girl

Presents a world of jealousy and betrayal at an exclusive private school in Manhattan.

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Dawson's Creek meets Sex and the City in this funky new series narrated by the anonymous and intriguing Gossip Girl. The columnist of www.gossipgirl.net has an inside view of the lives of privileged teens in New York City and tells you how they go to school together, party together, and sometimes even sleep together (or at least try to). Know why she knows so much about this crowd? Well, she's one of them. The question is, which one?

In this first novel, life is beautiful for our teens from the Upper East Side of Manhattan. They're rich, they're beautiful, and they know it. Blair Waldorf is the ringleader of the crew, which includes her handsome but weak-hearted boyfriend, Nate. This femme fatale in training relishes her role and is confident that she and Nate will be together forever. Then the teen every girl loves to hate, Serena Van der Woodson, returns from her Connecticut boarding school, and the young women start fuming. Serena is beautiful and charming, and could unknowingly steal the hearts of brothers and boyfriends -- and she and Nate have a secret history. Of course, ridiculous rumors are abuzz that Serena was expelled for everything from sleeping with half the student body to sacrificing live chickens, but no one knows the real deal because it would be totally unhip to appear too interested in her. She doesn't have time to offer explanations anyway, since she's busy trying to fit in with her old clique, who don't seem to want her around. It may be time for Serena make new friends, but with whom?

Gossip Girl reports on Serena's struggle with the group and more -- their dates, their parties, their crushes, and their secrets -- and she tells it all with such knowledge that you, too, will wonder as you close this page-turner, "Who is she?" (Michele D. Thomas)

VOYA
In this fluff story of rich New York City teens, readers glimpse inside a world of money, drugs, sex, phoniness, and backstabbing. They meet the beautiful Serena, who has returned recently from a failed stint at boarding school only to discover that her old friends now hate her and that she is the victim of outrageous and reputation-ruining lies. Her friends include the neurotic Blair, who discovers that her boyfriend, Nate, has been cheating on her; wanna-be Jenny, who desperately wants to be liked, no matter what the cost; and outcast Vanessa, the Goth girl, who stubbornly rejects everyone around her. The unnamed narrator runs a Web site, which is a real Internet site at http://www.GossipGirl.net, devoted to the cruel rumors swirling around this group of wealthy private school teens. Be forewarned: The book is loaded with gratuitous sex scenes, teenage drinking and drug use, and plenty of swearing. The writing is mediocre at best, and the characters and situations are so fake that they are funny. Nevertheless, fans of movies such as Cruel Intentions or teens who watch HBO's Sex and the City will be asking for this book, so be prepared. There is likely to be a lot of publicity for this title, especially on the Web site. VOYA CODES: 1Q 4P S (Hard to understand how it got published; Broad general YA appeal; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2002, Little Brown, 203p,
— Rebecca Vnuk
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Is Gossip Girl one of New York City's privileged teens with easy access to endless money, alcohol, and drugs? The answer remains a well-kept secret, but her Web page that opens each chapter (and that readers can visit) tells all about the in-crowd. Catty, backbiting, and exaggerated, GG's observations are also candid. The term begins at Manhattan's elite Spenford School for girls and St. Albans for boys. Girls talk about boys, sex, clothes, and friends while boys talk about girls, sex, and parties. Serena is the center of controversy, surrounded by rumors that range from her being a sex fiend to a drug addict. Bulimic Blair, her former best friend, loves Nate, but discovers that he's hooked up with Serena. Ninth-grade Jenny idolizes Serena while her brother Dan has a consuming crush on her. Vignettes of school, social events, shopping, and Web-page entries make this fast, easy reading that's both funny and sad. Truth takes a backseat to rumor, and curiosity is satisfied by gossip, not questions and answers. Von Ziegesar's approach is fresh, although mean and petty comments dominate these teens' world. Characters are somewhat stereotypical: teen sex goddess; handsome, fickle boyfriend; unaffected young teen; and goody-goody brother. Sex seems easy, no one worries about protection or consequences, the alcohol flows like water, and the language is raw. Everything is at one's fingertips in Gossip Girl's world, and even cheap talk and the growing pains of high school don't change that. Fluffy reading, this is likely to have high appeal for older teens.-Gail Richmond, San Diego Unified Schools, CA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Deliciously catty and immediately engrossing, this is the ultimate beach read for teenage girls, offering them a titillating peek into the heady world of Manhattan's well-heeled teens, private-school kids who "have unlimited access to money and booze," and-since their prominent self-involved parents are terribly busy and largely disinterested-"tons of privacy" as well. Appearances reign in von Ziegesar's world, and the kids are free to do as they choose as long as they don't "embarrass . . . the family by puking in public, pissing their pants, or ranting in the streets." Loading it with labels and writing in a breathless style, von Ziegesar amusingly and succinctly sums up her characters. For example, a mother's less-than-classy new boyfriend is described as looking "like someone who might help you pick out shoes at Saks." The plot in this private-school intrigue/slice-of-life drama concerns the homecoming of Serena van der Woodsen, a captivating hottie who "every boy wants and every girl wants to be." Once the undisputed ruler of the reigning clique at the select Spenford School, Serena becomes an instant outcast, as the jealous and ambitious Blair Waldorf, the new queen bee, is not willing to surrender power or her handsome boyfriend. It should be noted that various youngsters smoke cigarettes, have sex, use marijuana, drink alcohol, and throw up after meals, and while these activities are not glamorized, they are presented as business as usual. That caveat aside, girls should find this lightweight novel spicy, entertaining, and their own trashy fun. (Fiction. YA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316910330
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: Gossip Girl Series , #1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 49,803
  • Age range: 15 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Cecily von Ziegesar

Cecily von Ziegesar is the creator of the #1 bestselling Gossip Girl and #1 bestselling It Girl novels. She has always lived in New York City.

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Gossip Girl


By Cecily von Ziegesar

Warner Books

Copyright © 2002 17th Street Productions
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-446-61315-0


Chapter One

like most juicy stories, it started at a party

"I watched Nickelodeon all morning in my room so I wouldn't have to eat breakfast with them," BlairWaldorf told her two best friends and Constance Billard School classmates, Kati Farkas and Isabel Coates. "My mother cooked him an omelet. I didn't even know she knew how to use the stove."

Blair tucked her long, dark brown hair behind her ears and swigged her mother's fine vintage scotch from the crystal tumbler in her hand. She was already on her second glass.

"What shows did you watch?" Isabel asked, removing a stray strand of hair from Blair's black cashmere cardigan.

"Who cares?" Blair said, stamping her foot. She was wearing her new black ballet flats. Very bow-tie proper preppy, which she could get away with because she could change her mind in an instant and put on her trashy, pointed, knee-high boots and that sexy metallic skirt her mother hated. Poof-rock star sex kitten. Meow.

"The point is, I was trapped in my room all morning because they were busy having a gross romantic breakfast in their matching red silk bathrobes. They didn't even take showers." Blair took another gulp of her drink. The only way to tolerate the thought of her mother sleeping with that man was to get drunk-very drunk.

Luckily Blair and her friends came from the kind of families for whom drinking was as commonplace as blowing your nose. Their parents believed in the quasi-European idea that the more access kids have to alcohol, the less likely they are to abuse it. So Blair and her friends could drink whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, as long as they maintained their grades and their looks and didn't embarrass themselves or the family by puking in public, pissing their pants, or ranting in the streets. The same thing went for everything else, like sex or drugs-as long as you kept up appearances, you were all right.

But keep your panties on. That's coming later.

The man Blair was so upset about was Cyrus Rose, her mother's new boyfriend. At that very moment Cyrus Rose was standing on the other side of the living room, greeting the dinner guests. He looked like someone who might help you pick out shoes at Saks-bald, except for a small, bushy mustache, his fat stomach barely hidden in a shiny blue double-breasted suit. He jingled the change in his pocket incessantly, and when he took his jacket off, there were big, nasty sweat marks on his underarms. He had a loud laugh and was very sweet to Blair's mother. But he wasn't Blair's father. Last year Blair's father ran off to France with another man.

No kidding. They live in a chateau and run a vineyard together. Which is actually pretty cool if you think about it.

Of course none of that was Cyrus Rose's fault, but that didn't matter to Blair. As far as Blair was concerned, Cyrus Rose was a completely annoying, fat, loser.

But tonight Blair was going to have to tolerate Cyrus Rose, because the dinner party her mother was giving was in his honor, and all the Waldorfs' family friends were there to meet him: the Bass family and their sons Chuck and Donald; Mr. Farkas and his daughter, Kati; the well-known actor Arthur Coates, his wife Titi, and their daughters, Isabel, Regina, and Camilla; Captain and Mrs. Archibald and their son Nate. The only ones still missing were Mr. and Mrs. van der Woodsen whose teenage daughter, Serena, and son, Erik, were both away at school.

Blair's mother was famous for her dinner parties, and this was her first since her infamous divorce. The Waldorf penthouse had been expensively redecorated that summer in deep reds and chocolate browns, and it was full of antiques and artwork that would have impressed anyone who knew anything about art. In the center of the dining room table was an enormous silver bowl full of white orchids, pussy willows, and chestnut tree branches-a modern ensemble from Takashimaya, the Fifth Avenue luxury goods store. Gold-leafed place cards lay on every porcelain plate. In the kitchen, Myrtle the cook was singing Bob Marley songs to the souffle, and the sloppy Irish maid, Esther, hadn't poured scotch down anyone's dress yet, thank God.

Blair was the one getting sloppy. And if Cyrus Rose didn't stop harassing Nate, her boyfriend, she was going to have to go over there and spill her scotch all over his tacky Italian loafers.

"You and Blair have been going out a long time, am I right?" Cyrus said, punching Nate in the arm. He was trying to get the kid to loosen up a little. All these Upper East Side kids were way too uptight.

That's what he thinks. Give them time.

"You sleep with her yet?" Cyrus asked.

Nate turned redder than the upholstery on the eighteenth-century French chaise next to him. "Well, we've known each other practically since we were born," he stuttered. "But we've only been going out for like, a year. We don't want to ruin it by, you know, rushing, before we're ready?" Nate was just spitting back the line that Blair always gave him when he asked her if she was ready to do it or not. But he was talking to his girlfriend's mother's boyfriend. What was he supposed to say, "Dude, if I had my way we'd be doing it right now"?

"Absolutely," Cyrus Rose said. He clasped Nate's shoulder with a fleshy hand. Around his wrist was one of those gold Cartier cuff bracelets that you screw on and never take off-very popular in the 1980s and not so popular now, unless you've actually bought into that whole '80s revival thing. Hello?

"Let me give you some advice," Cyrus told Nate, as if Nate had a choice. "Don't listen to a word that girl says. Girls like surprises. They want you to keep things interesting. You know what I mean?"

Nate nodded, frowning. He tried to remember the last time he'd surprised Blair. The only thing that came to mind was the time he'd brought her an ice cream cone when he picked her up at her tennis lesson. That was over a month ago, and it was a pretty lame surprise by any standard. At this rate, he and Blair might never have sex.

Nate was one of those boys you look at and while you're looking at them, you know they're thinking, that girl can't take her eyes off me because I'm so hot. Although he didn't act at all conceited about it. He couldn't help looking hot, he was just born that way. Poor guy.

That night Nate was wearing the moss-green cashmere V-neck sweater Blair had given him last Easter, when her father had taken them skiing in Sun Valley for a week. Secretly, Blair had sewn a tiny gold heart pendant onto the inside of one of the sweater's sleeves, so that Nate would always be wearing her heart on his sleeve. Blair liked to think of herself as a hopeless romantic in the style of old movie actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. She was always coming up with plot devices for the movie she was starring in at the moment, the movie that was her life.

"I love you," Blair had told Nate breathily when she gave him the sweater.

"Me too," Nate had said back, although he wasn't exactly sure if it was true or not.

When he put the sweater on, it looked so good on him that Blair wanted to scream and rip all her clothes off. But it seemed unattractive to scream in the heat of the moment-more femme fatale than girl-who-gets-boy-so Blair kept quiet, trying to remain fragile and baby-birdlike in Nate's arms. They kissed for a long time, their cheeks hot and cold at the same time from being out on the slopes all day. Nate twined his fingers in Blair's hair and pulled her down on the hotel bed. Blair put her arms above her head and let Nate begin to undress her, until she realized where this was all heading, and that it wasn't a movie after all, it was real. So, like a good girl, she sat up and made Nate stop.

She'd kept on making him stop right on up until today. Only two nights ago, Nate had come over after a party with a half-drunk flask of brandy in his pocket and had lain down on her bed and murmured, "I want you, Blair." Once again, Blair had wanted to scream and jump on top of him, but she resisted. Nate fell asleep, snoring softly, and Blair lay down next to him and imagined that she and Nate were starring in a movie in which they were married and he had a drinking problem, but she would stand by him always and love him forever, even if he occasionally wet the bed.

Blair wasn't trying to be a tease, she just wasn't ready. She and Nate had barely seen each other at all over the summer because she had gone to that horrible boot camp of a tennis school in North Carolina, and Nate had gone sailing with his father off the coast of Maine. Blair wanted to make sure that after spending the whole summer apart they still loved each other as much as ever. She had wanted to wait to have sex until her seventeenth birthday next month.

But now she was through with waiting.

Nate was looking better than ever. The moss-green sweater had turned his eyes a dark, sparkling green, and his wavy brown hair was streaked with golden blond from his summer on the ocean. And, just like that, Blair knew she was ready. She took another sip of her scotch. Oh, yes. She was definitely ready.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar Copyright ©2002 by 17th Street Productions. Excerpted by permission.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2008

    A Must Read For Teenagers Girls

    I had listened to my friends talk about the Gossip Girl series for awhile. They said they were great books and really interesting for teenagers to read. I have never really been much into reading but finally a book seemed appealing to me. Then, the television series came out and I was talking to my friends about it before I saw it. They said I had to read the books first, that the show just wasn¿t the same. I took their advice and picked up the first four books and haven¿t been able to stop reading them since. Although, I don¿t have a whole lot of time for reading, but I really enjoy Gossip Girl when I have the time. The book is very relatable to teenagers. Although, it is far from my lifestyle, it still focuses on situations that teenagers get into and how they deal with them. I would especially recommend this book to all of my teenager friends. Sometimes when I am reading it, I get so caught up in it that I really feel that I am with these characters and living their lifestyle. The way it is written is very realistic and entertaining. I really like that the books are easy to read and a fast page-turner. They keep you interested and wanting to know what is going to happen next. I have fallen in love with almost all of the characters. Some I wish were my best friends, some I wish I could party with, and some I wish I knew just to know. They all seem to live such fabulous, luxurious lifestyles, but then you keep reading and realize that they are normal people too. They get into some of the same situations and have the same problems as normal teenagers have. This is what I love most. It is an entertaining book that I can also relate to. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone and have started reading the second book, You Know You Love Me. I love it already and can¿t wait to read more!!

    16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Amazing!

    I love this book! It is absolutly amazing! I starting reading the Gossip Girl Seris a while ago, and I love them so much, I can re-read them over and over! The are definetly interesting. I very much like the way Cecily von Ziegesar wrote the book. I liked how each chapter was a different character's perspective, and I liked the humor, romance, and jealousy/ betrayal in it. It is definetly a book worth reading. :]

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Great young adult!

    I read these in middle school and they are fun and easy to read!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2002

    Read this book and you won't regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book wasn't the boring book I thought it would be. It was fun, exciting, , and passoniate./ You never knoew what was going to happen next. I can't wait till the next book!!!!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Favorite book ever :)

    I love these books so much:))))))

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Gossip Girl

    I am definitely not on board with the huge hype on Gossip Girl. I found the book very predictable the characters were annoying and nothing too special. Again, this was only the first book, so maybe I have to read the rest of them to be swept up into the series, but you're supposed to be hooked on the first book.

    For those that haven't heard a thing about Gossip Girl, it is about a bunch of extremely wealthy high school students living in New York. Their lives are filled with drugs, sex, parties, high fashion, and being mean to each other in some of the most cattiest ways.

    There is a lot of contravorsy around the fact that young girls read these books and think it's ok to act this way. But the truth is there have always been mean girls in litterature, so that is not my problem. I just found this book not interesting and rather boring and predictable. But then again, I am probably one of the few that missed this hype.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    My

    Its a good book i love

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    SO GOOD!

    Thia book is so good tell me your rates @lexi(im boss)

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Great book!

    I loved this book. I can't wait to read the secind one!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Above the law

    Yea this book has vulgur language but i mean it doesnt matter as long as the authirbgets her point across.... this book does teach you lessons of dont let behinds of guys minipultebyoubor take advntage of you ar cheat or almost sleep with a girl when u done it with her best friend before she left for boarding schoolband that u realky shou b carwful where you drink in public an how you talj..... author i think u used wwwwwaaaaaayyyyyyyyy too many f-bombs!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Love it!

    I could not put it down

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    Gossip Girl 1 Review

    Being the first in a series, this book was pretty catchy. The main character, Blair Waldorf, is deliciously catty. Drama seems to follow her wherever she goes, yet every girl at Constance Billiard wishes they could be her, except for one. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to hear drama, but doesn't want to be involved.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Ahh

    Xoxo gossipgirl i love the show!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    The book

    I never read the book but i read what it was about and i read comments and i want to get the book and i also recommand the book to people who read this comment and all the others:)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Kaitlyn

    I love this show i watch it the first minute any new episodes come out i just love it so much its great i mean it every thing but i like the books better because it gives you much more detail than the tv show though.......!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    AMAZING

    I watched the GG series on TV and have been dying to read the books! Only thing I don't really like is that here my Chuck has a brother! Other than that it is very good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Banned

    You know this is banned from some schools. Must be pretty bad.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Most disgusting YA book ever

    This is THE worst YA book I have ever come across, full of sex, swearing, and shallow characters not worth anyone's time and who make immoral behavior seem glamorous. The writing is third-rate, as well. I cannot believe the high ratings on this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    I really enjoyed reading this book which is weird. I'm a 16 year

    I really enjoyed reading this book which is weird. I'm a 16 year old junior and normally the books we read in class bore me to death. I can barely stay awake. But this book was filled with so much drama and twist and turns you always wanted to read what was next. This was a classic group of friends, the girls and boys gossiping about each other. I felt bad for Blair in a way because she had finally got in the spotlight she wanted and then it was snatched right away from her. But I felt for Serena because she didn't know her friends didn't want her back and she was being ostracized by her old best friends and the school was spreading more and more rumors about her by the minute. I didn't really like the little Q&A pages in the book. I skipped over them eventually. They were unnecessary and confused me at points. I think the book would have been fine without them but they weren’t so terrible I didn’t continue to read. Cecily von Ziegesar does a really good job as writing how teenage girls would talk in different situations and what they would say behind their friends back. I can picture it in my head while I am reading which also keeps me interested in a book. Overall I really liked this book. I would recommend it to any teenage girl that needs a book to read for a book project or for just a pleasure reading book. It is a series so it doesn't just end with this book, and it's also a TV show which I just started watching and I’m now hooked on. I definitely recommend this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Price check! Help please!

    Is it actually 99¿? Because it said that one day but now it says $8.99 every time I check. I'd like to get it for my nook since I haven't been able to read the hardcopy yet and I'm about to go on vacation so it's the perfect time!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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