Sunday, March 25, 2007

Nothing Can Keep Us Together - Cecily von Ziegesar

Nothing Can Keep Us Together
Gossip Girl #8
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.

It’s the last week of May, so if you’re a senior, you already know where you’re going next year. And it doesn’t really seem worth the trouble to waste time on things like studying for finals. The more pressing issue? Finding that perfect white dress for graduation, if you’re a girl. And, for a certain guy, actually getting that diploma. This particular guy is suddenly having crying jags. Just the pot catching up with him? Or maybe he realizes what he lost during Senior Spa Weekend. Blair seems to be taking it surprisingly well.

As expected, Blair and Vanessa didn’t last long as roomies. What no one expected was that they’d remain friends. Who would have thought? Speaking of Vanessa, she’s having an interesting time juggling two boys. Lucky for her (or maybe not) she’s able to do it without guilt. And Blair lands herself a suite at The Yale Club. Her suite just happens to be next door to the suite of a gorgeous English Lord who just graduated. As for freshman Jenny Humphries? Well, let’s just say that she’s scoping out boarding schools, and finding that they’re not quite what she expected.

This installment takes all the seniors through to graduation and the parties after it. You might think graduation would be the most important thing on everyone’s minds, but you’d be wrong. There are some very interesting developments in everyone’s lives, and it looks like the summer before college, their last summer together, will be the most amazing summer yet for the kids who live and party in Manhattan.

Rating: 8
May 2005
ISBN# 0-316-73509-4 (trade paperback)


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