Author Cecily von Ziegesar
Narrator: Christina Ricci
Series: Gossip Girl #1
Publication Date August 1st 2005
Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live, go to school, play, and sleep--sometimes with each other.
S is back from boarding school, and if we aren't careful, she's going to win over our teachers, wear that dress we couldn't fit into, steal our boyfriends' hearts, and basically ruin our lives in a major way. I'll be watching closely...
You know you love me, gossip girl
I had heard interesting things about the CW tv show Gossip Girl, instead of watching the program. The reader in me reached for the book. I was so disappointed. Gossip Girls was a poorly preformed Mean Girls. It lacked a Toaster Strudel heiress and a burn book. I’m not saying that Lindsey Lohan’s film is what all high school hussy books should be based on but Gossip Girl did not hold the same substance. There were no warm fuzzies with labels falling away nor was there a skanky santa dance. The book fell flat along with valley girl narrations at the start of each chapter.
I listened to Gossip Girl on audio. I wasn’t pleased with Christina Ricci’s valley girl impression, however, I could see myself listening to something else read by her that wasn’t so Elle Woods.
Overall it comes down to the fact that Gossip Girl was first and foremost a young adult book on high school cliques, a subject matter I grew out of long ago. Because of this, Gossip Girl just wasn’t for me.