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Nobody Does It Better: A Gossip Girl Novel

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Nobody Does It Better: A Gossip Girl Novel

Blair, Serena, Nate and the rest of the Upper East Side crew are getting fidgety as the end of senior year --- and decision time --- approaches. Blair is still wait-listed at Yale, Serena is undecided, and Nate just wants to keep partying.

Though Nate and Blair have taken the next step in their relationship, some things are still the same. He goes off with his party friends, and she gets mad at him. This time, though, Blair decides to move away from all the "stress" in her life --- to Brooklyn of all places, with Vanessa of all people! This odd pairing lends comedy to this seventh installment of the Gossip Girl series and will affect them both in some surprising ways.

Jenny steps up as a bit of a diva after her successful modeling with Serena. She wants to see and be seen, and makes friends with rock stars. When the older girls graduate, Jenny seems poised to step in as queen of Constance Billard. Her brother Daniel's quick rise to fame as a rock singer is over almost before it starts, along with his rock-star wannabe look, thankfully.

Fans of this series will enjoy the usual fashion tidbits and foray into the glamorous teen life inside parties and suites at The Plaza and in the Hamptons.

So nothing much has changed here, and yet everything has. The characters are in a holding pattern, but there are lots of clues that the series will graduate on into college life with some of the key players. New characters and plots will be welcome.

Reviewed by Amy Alessio on October 18, 2011

Nobody Does It Better: A Gossip Girl Novel
by Cecily von Ziegesar

  • Publication Date: May 11, 2005
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Poppy
  • ISBN-10: 0316735124
  • ISBN-13: 9780316735124