Friday, March 23, 2007

Nobody Does It Better - Cecily von Ziegesar

Nobody Does It Better
Gossip Girl #7
Cecily von Ziegesar
Little, Brown and Company

Young Adult (ages 15 and up)

Note: If you haven’t read the first books in the series, this review contains plot spoilers.

The deadline for choosing colleges is fast approaching for all the last-semester seniors in Manhattan. Blair and Nate are pretty much inseparable now that they decided to get horizontal for real. That is, until Nate “steals” his family’s yacht because he was stoned and a trip to Bermuda seemed like a great idea. Blair is still on Yale’s wait list, and working on getting accepted. And Katie and Isabel are planning an incredible Senior Spa Weekend for everyone.

Dan is the new singer for The Raves, but finds that fame is a fickle mistress. Jenny, his freshman sister, is working her new ‘worldly model’ image for all it’s worth. She might even manage to snag her dad’s attention. Vanessa is looking for a new roommate, and ends up with the absolute last person you’d expect. And Serena, as always, drifts through life, landing in the right places. Well, usually.

If you’ve read previous books in the series, you know exactly what to expect. The lives of the privileged teenagers who live, party, and live to party in their parents’ penthouse apartments and Hamptons estates. There’s some real change in the air for a few characters. And, while some important questions are answered here, there are a few whoppers that get asked, too. You know you love it.

Rating: 8
May 2005
ISBN# 0-316-73512-4 (trade paperback)


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