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I Like It Like That: A Gossip Girl Novel

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I Like It Like That: A Gossip Girl Novel

The
fifth Gossip Girl novel covers Spring Break for the Constance
Billard School girls and their guys. Blair does not want to go to
Hawaii with her newly blended stepfamily and very pregnant mother.
Serena offers rescue in the form of a skiing trip to Sun Valley,
along with her hot brother Erik. A sober Nate is also going to Sun
Valley with his new girlfriend from rehab. Daniel lands an
interesting internship at a hot new NY literary magazine. Vanessa
tries to keep her films from her eccentric parents. And Jenny tries
to find out why boyfriend Leo is so mysterious. In other words,
it's business as usual for these characters.


I LIKE IT LIKE THAT seems to be preparing readers for major
upcoming events: Blair still doesn't know what college she will be
attending; she and Nate still dance around each other; Blair's
mother still has not had the baby, but events help Blair come to
terms with this in the book; and Daniel goes back and forth with
Vanessa. Plenty of humor does keep things moving here, especially
concerning Daniel's internship and Blair's efforts to impress
Serena's brother Erik. A crazy caper where Serena is almost
arrested naked is another little surprise that keeps the book
fresh.


My only reservation is when the book falls into the stereotypical
angst about virginity and guys. Hopefully, this series will not
head into a typical Hollywood-esque Prom/Graduation story and will
continue to surprise readers. Nevertheless, I LIKE IT LIKE THAT is
a fun and light read, filled with the delicious designer details
that are the signature of this series.


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Reviewed by Amy Alessio on October 18, 2011

I Like It Like That: A Gossip Girl Novel
by Cecily von Ziegesar

  • Publication Date: May 5, 2004
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Poppy
  • ISBN-10: 0316735183
  • ISBN-13: 9780316735186