You're the One That I Want (Gossip Girl Series #6)

You're the One That I Want (Gossip Girl Series #6)

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by Cecily von Ziegesar
     
 

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Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live in gorgeous apartments, go to exclusive private schools, and make Manhattan our own personal playground. It might look hard to be this fabulous, but for us it's as easy as sleeping with your best friend's boyfriend.

6th installment of the Gossip Girls series!  See more details below

Overview

Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live in gorgeous apartments, go to exclusive private schools, and make Manhattan our own personal playground. It might look hard to be this fabulous, but for us it's as easy as sleeping with your best friend's boyfriend.

6th installment of the Gossip Girls series!

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
This romp through the Ivy League finds the Gossip Girl cast of characters receiving their college acceptance letters and trysting away their campus visitation weekends. The ongoing fantasy world of enormous wealth and conveniently absent parents is expanded to include the ideas of Georgetown University as a "safety," and high schoolers in possession of their own Manhattan apartments. Mixed in with the gossip is the significant message that life changes after high school: One half of a romantic couple realizes that he will outgrow his girlfriend once college begins, and another young couple discovers how mundane it is to live together. Most of the characters find spots at colleges or universities in the northeastern United States, conveniently within watch of the Gossip Girl, who will no doubt be reporting on them for many volumes to come. 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, 224p., Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18.
—Jenny Ingram
KLIATT
It's spring on the Upper East Side and all the senior girls and boys are finding out which colleges accepted them. Blair Waldorf, the high-strung beauty, has her eye on Yale (she even names her new baby sister Yale), while her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Nate Archibald, decides he'd be happy anywhere and tests how badly each school wants him. Serena van der Woodsen, the city's It Girl, makes an adventure out of visiting all the colleges that accepted her. She falls in love with each school (tour guide included), making her decision even more difficult. Back in the city, Vanessa Abrams, the artsy filmmaker, has already been accepted early to NYU's film school, so she has time to focus on her boyfriend, Dan Humphrey, an angst-ridden aspiring writer. After flirting with fame in the last book, Dan is now much more grounded and has time to devote to Vanessa. He also debates about university, and after moving in with Vanessa, he considers staying in New York to be close to her. Dan's sister, Jenny, idolizes Serena and pursues a modeling career (as a ninth grader, college isn't a concern). In the tradition of the last five books in this best-selling series, You're the One That I Want reads just like a gossip column. von Ziegesar makes entering these teenagers' world easy—in between chapters, there are brief selections from the ever-popular Web site, gossipgirl.net, in which an anonymous character reports on their lives. They party, get into trouble, and gossip like crazy. The series is as addictive as junk food, but frequent obscenities, sex scenes, drug usage and heavy drinking make the book inappropriate for younger readers. KLIATT Codes: SA*—Exceptional book, recommendedfor senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2004, Little, Brown, 230p., Ages 15 to adult.
—Joanna Solomon

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316029254
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/03/2007
Series:
Gossip Girl Series , #6
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
244,885
File size:
538 KB
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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You're the One That I Want (Gossip Girl Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
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librachic More than 1 year ago
Gossip Girl continues to be scandalous and juicy as the Upper East Siders receive their college acceptances,I felt really sorry for Blair as she only got in to Georgetown while Serena actually got into every college she applied to,Serena goes for visits to the various colleges and falls for three guys from three different schools!Blair is in a downward spiral but decides to visit Georgetown.Jenny gets published as a model and is the talk of the town in a bad way,You're the One That I Want is a great read and i want to devour the rest of the Gossip Girl series and having gorgeous keepsake posters on the back of the book jacket is just another bonus!
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aj95 More than 1 year ago
Much better than the fifth one. Blair and Nate are back together and she loses her virginity to him, FINALLY!! But the book is mostly about them getting ready for college. Nate thinks he's going to Yale, after sabotaging his chances for Brown, on purpose. Blair goes on a miserable trip to Georgetown, and meets this group of crazy celibate girls. Serena wants to find "true love" at school, but during her tours she meets a lot of guys and then is over whelmed. She comes back after the weekend and she and Blair start talking again, after Blair's mother has her little sister, Yale. Blair seems to have dealt with the new sibling. Jenny with the help of Serena pursues modeling, at first it backfires, but then she gets a new photo shoot, and has to be on her best behavior or else go to a boarding school. Dan and Vanessa move in together, which seems good at first. Then Ruby's mooching friend comes and changes that, with her annoying pet. Dan thinks he has a future as a musician after the lead singer of the Raves discovers his poems and Dan sings with them. Again Dan and Vanessa seem to have broken up. At the end of the book you are left wondering, Will all the changes with the characters last? At first I thought Gossip Girl was getting boring with the fifth book, but "You're The One That I Want" proves hat this series isn't stopping and just keeps getting better.
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