I Like It Like That (Gossip Girl Series #5)

I Like It Like That (Gossip Girl Series #5)

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by Cecily von Ziegesar
     
 

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It's spring break and love is in the air. Or is that a blend of Chanel no. 9 and Gucci Rush? Is there a difference? Blair moves in with Serena and they're back to being best friends. But will the love-fest last or will they end up tearing out one anothers newly highlighted hair? And speaking of new, Nate is on the straight and narrow, playing Nate-in-shining-armor

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It's spring break and love is in the air. Or is that a blend of Chanel no. 9 and Gucci Rush? Is there a difference? Blair moves in with Serena and they're back to being best friends. But will the love-fest last or will they end up tearing out one anothers newly highlighted hair? And speaking of new, Nate is on the straight and narrow, playing Nate-in-shining-armor to his crazy new girlfriend, Georgie. But he will definitely get more than he bargained for when he, Georgie, Blair, and Serena end up hanging out together in Sun Valley, Idaho. Back in Manhattan, Jenny is spending time with a mysteriously nice new boyfriend and Dan is spending time crying in the office of the Red Letter literary journal. And Vanessa, wait, is that Vanessa shopping at Barneys with a guy in a Lacoste shirt? The long cold winter is over and the sun is finally shining along Fifth Avenue. The trees are in bloom and NYC's most fabulous are ready for a truly outrageous vacation!

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Spring break has come to Gossip Girl world, so the season is naturally ripe for a ski vacation in Cecily von Ziegesar's fifth fabulous episode of her bestselling series. Loaded with more eye-popping scandal than Page Six, I Like It Like That follows several of the brat-packsters as they make way to Sun Valley to hit the slopes and hot tubs in their skimpiest best (and for whacked-out Georgie, in nothing at all). As Blair and Nate wonder if true love can ever bloom between them again, Serena is busy dodging the cops when Chuck and Georgie do some naked tobogganing. And of course, everyone is cozying up to the blond, blue-eyed Dutch Olympic snowboarding team. Meanwhile, back in New York, Jenny and Vanessa are wrapped up in their own dating issues, while Dan has a new internship at the hottest literary mag in town. Phew! This installment has more juicy drama than ever before, and fans will be lapping it up. If you think this one reveals Gossip Girl's true identity, however, think again, but between your guesses, you'll thank your lucky stars to be snickering over fiascos at the Frick and mastiffs in pink leather booties. Shana Taylor
VOYA
This fifth series installment features a relatively large continuing cast of high school friends, monitored by the anonymous gossip girl who posts tidbits about their activities on her Web site. The book is set in a contemporary Manhattan fantasyland, where parents are absent, wealth is enormous, and high school poets get published in the New Yorker. Part of the action takes place during spring break at a posh vacation home in Sun Valley. Blended families, internships, and anxiety about college acceptance letters-all aspects of modern teenage life, regardless of economic status-appear in the story, but relationships and sex are the main issues occupying the characters. Slice-of-life episodes take the place of a plot, but there are some surprising elements, such as the revelation that one character has elderly parents and lives a middle-class life and the appearance of a hippie found-art family that refuses to compromise their ideals. The book is not entirely self-contained, and it is hard to keep the characters straight without knowing the entire series. The gossip girl Web postings that appear at intervals act as a narrator, summarizing the plot thus far and sorting out the people. This book belongs to the literary tradition of escapist literature. VOYA CODES: 2Q 4P J S (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2004, Little Brown, 208p., Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18.
—Jenny Ingram
KLIATT
Follow the continuing exploits of Gossip Girl (who is she, really?) and her friends as they drink, get stoned, and spend their parents' money on lavish spring break activities. Blair temporarily moves in with Serena to escape her pregnant mother and the loss of her bedroom in preparation for the baby's arrival. Nate struggles to stay off drugs while he watches Georgie destroy herself with any substance she can get her hands on. Looking for success as a poet, Dan suffers through a disastrous internship at the offices of the prestigious literary journal Red Letter. Best friends Jenny and Elise spy on Leo to discover his secret—is he as rich as they think he is? As each subplot unfolds, the lives of these jet-setting teens are revealed to be full of angst and alcohol. This book reads like an adolescent soap opera, with each chapter serving to introduce a new, equally one-dimensional scenario. Physical description of the world each person inhabits serves as a substitute for any character depth. The author wastes much of each page on discussion of shoes and clothing. Recommended for series fans only. (A Gossip Girl novel). KLIATT Codes: S—Recommended for senior high school students. 2004, Little, Brown, 17th Street Productions, 201p., Ages 15 to 18.
—Olivia Durant

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316735186
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/05/2004
Series:
Gossip Girl Series, #5
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
147,080
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

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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