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

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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!

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:
141,907
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

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