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Because I'm Worth It: A Gossip Girl Novel


Because I'm Worth It: A Gossip Girl Novel

The fourth book in the Gossip Girl series opens with the beginning
of second semester for the Constance Billard School girls. Some are
finding out who got into their Ivy League schools of choice. Blair
and Serena have become peer counselors for freshmen, including
Jenny. Daniel and Vanessa are finally an item. Serena is totally in
love with Aaron. Nate is finally arrested for his pot habit.
Everyone is gearing up for Fashion Week in New York City. The
anonymous Gossip Girl is summing it all up for readers throughout
this lightweight, fun read.

This title is better than the two previous ones in the series
because no girls are fighting over men and Blair's boring obsession
with her virginity takes a backseat to better plots. Everyone in
the book is having pretty exciting things happen --- from becoming
a NYC runway model, to having a film shown at a famous fashion
show, to having a poem published in the New Yorker and
getting a literary agent, to being accepted into Harvard or NYU.
Blair even has been given another chance at her Yale interview.
Remember how she kissed the last interviewer?

BECAUSE I'M WORTH IT shows the series stars growing up and looking
to the future. There are still plenty of plot surprises, and the
breezy writing style brings in lots of humor. The writer is making
fun of the characters and their angst in a way the reader will

These books aren't completely realistic --- after all, how many
high school teens only wear designer? But somehow it works --- as a
90210-esqe soap opera that's pure escapism. Readers may want to
keep a copy of Vogue handy to brush up on what some of the
frequently name-dropped designers' creations actually look like.
BECAUSE I'M WORTH IT is most suitable for older teens but this
Gossip Girl novel is definitely "worth it."


Reviewed by Amy Alessio on October 18, 2011

Because I'm Worth It: A Gossip Girl Novel
by Cecily von Ziegesar

  • Publication Date: October 26, 2011
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Poppy
  • ISBN-10: 0316909688
  • ISBN-13: 9780316909686