It Girl (It Girl Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Popular Gossip Girl character Jenny Humphrey is leaving Constance Billard to attend Waverly Academy, an elite boarding school in New York horse country where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time.

Determined to leave her Manhattan past behind her, Jenny sets off to Waverly with big plans of reinventing herself. She'll be a goddess--she's a sophisticated city girl, after all!--and will find a boy who can ...
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It Girl (It Girl Series #1)

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Overview

Popular Gossip Girl character Jenny Humphrey is leaving Constance Billard to attend Waverly Academy, an elite boarding school in New York horse country where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time.

Determined to leave her Manhattan past behind her, Jenny sets off to Waverly with big plans of reinventing herself. She'll be a goddess--she's a sophisticated city girl, after all!--and will find a boy who can properly worship her. But that's going to be a little tricky since her self-absorbed new roommates, Callie Vernon and Brett Messerschmidt, aren't exactly there to help--unless there's something in it for them.

Hot guys, new intrigue, and more delicious gossip all add up to more trouble than ever for Jenny. But if getting caught with boys and going up against the Disciplinary Committee is what it takes, Jenny's ready. She'll do all that and more to be The It Girl.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this launch of a new series, a character from von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl series transfers from her New York City girls' school to Waverly, a co-ed boarding school upstate, where more scandals await. Jenny Humphrey gets to room with "supercool" Brett and Callie, whose former roommate was expelled last year. But rumors about Jenny quickly spread through campus, including one that she was a stripper (not entirely unfounded-at one of the schools she considered, for instance, Jenny was "offered Ecstacy and had taken her top off"). When Callie's cute boyfriend is caught nearly naked in their room, Callie pressures Jenny to take the blame, even though Jenny faces expulsion. As with the Gossip Girl books, the perspective rotates through several Waverly characters, and readers glimpse not only what they are thinking on the inside, but what labels they are wearing on the outside (readers even learn where to buy the outfit featured on the cover). Unfortunately, the zinger-filled Gossip Girl commentary that separated the chapters in the original series is here replaced by rather dull emails sent from students and staff. Still, the author serves up plenty of juicy plotting, and Gossip Girl fans will likely go for this, too. Ages 15-up. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
VOYA
Jenny Humphrey from The Gossip Girls books stars in this spin-off series about the elite boarding school, Waverly Academy, and its A-crowd. New at Waverly, Jenny wants to reinvent herself; her roommate Callie wants a closer relationship-or at least sex-with her boyfriend, Easy; and Jenny's other roommate, Brett, pants Lolita-style for a teacher. Jenny's decision to rat out Callie for a tryst with Easy will mean expulsion for someone. It is a boarding-school soap opera, with sequels to follow. A quick read, the book is junk food that does not even taste good going down. The revelations of Callie losing Easy, Brett's phone-sex attempt, and Jenny's crush on Easy maintain the book's breezy, salacious tone. The characters aren't distinguished, however, and their collective wisdom is "I did so much E this summer, my brain is fried!" The author spends the majority of the book assigning a brand name to every object. The book is a deliberate shocker, portraying monied teens as eternally drunk and motivated by the bodily urges of the moment, entirely missing the complicated reality of actual teens. Like her rebellious teenage characters, von Ziegesar sees gratuitous mentions of sex, drugs, and consumerism as legitimizing agents, but both fall flat as empty, adolescent posturing. Now to the unhappy truth: Legions of Gossip Girl readers will want this book. Young adult librarians will have to make their peace with it, and hope that there is an SAT word or two to redeem it. How about lascivious? VOYA CODES: 2Q 4P S (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; Broad general YA appeal; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Alloy Entertainment/Little Brown, 265p., Tradepb. Ages 15 to 18.
—Caitlin Augusta
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Jenny Humphrey, kicked out of Constance Ballard prep school for being a bad influence, decides she'll do anything to become one of the popular girls at Waverly Academy. Like the author's "Gossip Girls" series, the story is full of underage drinking, smoking, foul language, snarkiness, and label dropping. Sleeping around is casually accepted. Jenny rooms with two almost interchangeable big names on campus: Brett, who falls for the uber-rich newbie teacher, and Callie, who manipulates both Jenny and her boyfriend, Easy. The two girls are barely speaking because each one blames the other for their friend Tinsley's expulsion. Fearing that she will also be kicked out, Callie talks vulnerable Jenny into taking the blame when Easy gets caught nearly naked in their room. But Jenny is as attracted to Easy as he is to her. The school's dirty little secret is that you can get away with almost anything as long as you are from a "legacy" family of donors, which may explain why Tinsley is being reinstated at the books' end-just in time for a sequel. Jenny's references to "Old" and "New" Jenny are more confusing than illuminating as is the starry-eyed innocence that uncharacteristically peeks out of her persona at convenient times. Pass on this paean to possessions, perkiness, and ample breasts for something more substantial, unless you have insatiable "Gossip Girl" fans.-Tina Zubak, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316041973
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: It Girl Series , #1
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 107,434
  • Age range: 15 - 18 Years
  • File size: 487 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    One of the Best books I've read

    I really liked the book. Jenny starts becoming more sophisticated than she was in the past. Callie and Brett don't know why Tinsley was expelled last year. When Callie and her BFF's (excluding Brett) try to make Jenny look bad during a cheer, Jenny acts as if it doesn't bother her. Turns out that Brett starts dating a Mr. Dalton. By the end of the story, we find out that Tinsley will be returning to Waverly.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    ahhhhhh the almost best series!!!

    ahhhhhh!this book was like really good but lit me tell you somethin honey: that jenny gurl should go back to where she came from!! but i liked the book cause it was good! it made me laugh and wish i was and was not her at times. she was good in gossip gurl but she was even better in this book!! i would totaly recomend this book and i should of given it five stars but instead i gave it four stars cause it wasnt that good but it was good. if you read it i hope you like it more than i did!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Great Books

    Fun Books. Great Readings. Read 3 books in 1 week, very catchy. Loved them!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    The it girll

    I loved this book and am now reading the second one. I think that this book is a good read. I think this because altough you might nit relate to it the book still keeps you entertained and engaged. This book is very detailed and even when you think it cant get in better it gets even better. The author cecily von ziegesar makes sure that you know whats happening at all times. I loved this book because it was a little funny and it was enteraining and dazziling with excietment and breathtaking. I really really hope that you read this book THE IT GIRL and its series to see what happens with jenny, callie, and brett.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2011

    Must read

    This is a book for people who love drama,scnadal,and more this is amust read for all teenage girls

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com

    Jenny Humphrey, the beloved little sister of Dan Humphrey from the New York Times bestselling series GOSSIP GIRL, is here to tell her own story. <BR/><BR/>After being kicked out of Constance Billard as a freshman, she decides to go to Waverley to start a new life. And she's coming back with a kick! <BR/><BR/>Her roommates Brett and Callie are the two most popular girls at the school and Jenny is taking the place of their old roommate, Tinsley, who was expelled the year before, for something that a lot of the GOSSIP GIRL characters are caught doing. Brett and Callie don't really care what happens to Jenny, even when she has to go up against the Disciplinary Committee for something she didn't do! <BR/><BR/>See what happens to one of my favorite characters in this spin-off of GOSSIP GIRL, the most fun series around! Once I started this book I couldn't put it down, and you won't be able to, either!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2008

    AMAZING BOOK!!!

    i first got this book thiking i wasnt going to like it...I WAS SOOO WRONG! i've read it 4 times, and i still love it! i also read notorious, and it was good too. i deffinately reccomend this book to any teenage girl.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2008

    Must Read...

    the book was totally awesome! a must read for drama lovers and anyone looking for a great book! it has you wondering whats going to happen next and oh my goshing about whats going on! so excited for the 5 more! READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2008

    The It Girl 3

    This book is amazingly amazing! When you read it you feel as if you are there! It rocks my socks! I really enjoyed how I could relate to a lot of the stuff mentioned. It was pretty cool how I know a lot about her already.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2008

    The It Girl it is recomended

    The It Girl is such a good novel the setting Waverly was perfect. I felt like I was right there next to these girls and Jenny, Callie, and Brett where my best friends. The way the Cecily Von Ziegesar described the character makes it seem like you really know what they look like and their lives. All the conflicts that they went through were go nerve racking and the outcomes always turned out good. I would recommend this book to any girl who loves girly books and loves to read. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do to. Also, I would say this if you like drama then this is defiantly the book for you. ENJOY!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2007

    Love, love, love this book!

    This book was really, really good. Cecily von Ziegesar is a very talented writer. The characters are very lifelike, and you can love/hate each and every one of them. You fall in love with Easy. You feel for Jenny. And you wonder who the heck is Tinsley Carmicheal.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2005

    so.so.

    Hmm I give this book fair review. I absolutely love Gossip Girl books so I though I'd give this book a try. I think it was pretty good but didn't have the glamour of NYC. Maybe it will be more interesting next book when Tinsley is introduced. I still can't help missing Serena & Balirs fun and partying ways!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2005

    Gossip Girl Wannabee

    I know that the Gossip GIrl series and this series is written by the same author, but come on, there practically the same stories with different characters, drama this boys that blah blah blah. Come on, we can do beter than this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Hah this is cool

    Wow i like commenting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2012

    Glitch

    Why won't the NOOK Simple Touch let me read the rest of the reviews?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Ca't rate yet!

    I havnt read the book yet but i have great expectations considering who wrote the gossp girl series.
    -Hoping
    Ill give it 1 sta for good luck

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Oh my gosh.

    I read this book all in one sirting. I was sooo jealous and intrieged by the way these people live. It qould take me sooo long to have the money to buy even three of thy things that thy have. This is the glamorous life and when I read it, it was WONDERFUL.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Experiment!

    If your ready to step up in your reading and experiment on having a good time, this book is for you. I recommend it to students who are older. The content isn't the best for younger kids though. This book is such a good book, i read the whole series! The it girl is about a girl who transfers to a new school. She gets caught up in all the action some what and people really start to notice her. In the book, they have emails between the kids and it's very funny. If you are ready to laugh out loud and a girl, you will totally enjoy this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2011

    omg looooooove itread

    it was such a good book it was funny and. it can relate to young crazy teenshaha lol recomnedit

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    good book

    so gooood

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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