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VOYAThe "princesses and princes of New York's Upper East Side" prepare to graduate high school in the seventh volume of the flashy and trashy Gossip Girl series. As they try to determine their future courses, these golden girls and boys spend their time partying, hooking up, and shopping. Blair, still on the waitlist for Yale, checks into the Plaza Hotel to escape her family's chaotic penthouse. She is also hoping to spend time with Nate, her on-again, off-again boyfriend, but he has wandered off to Bermuda in a stoner haze. While Dan tries his hand at the rock-star lifestyle, his little sister Jenny is hanging with the band and trying her best to get sent to boarding school. Vanessa is tempted to invite an artistic type to live with her in (gasp!) Brooklyn. And Serena floats through life, not sure where she is going, but confident that she looks fabulous doing it. This series is near-perfect trash-lite, a fun, fluffy read with all the elements that make the genre so enjoyable: sex with pretty people, drugs and drink, lots of drama, and lots of shopping. The protagonists might get into trouble as they traipse from party to penthouse, but their cocoon of wealth and privilege cushions them from the more serious bruises that such behavior might cause in the real world. Readers ranging from young teens to women in their twenties and thirties will be clamoring for the next installment-a must-have addition to the series. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Little Brown, 229p., Trade pb. Ages 15 to 18.