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You're the One That I Want: A Gossip Girl Novel

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You're the One That I Want: A Gossip Girl Novel

This sixth installment in Cecily von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl series wraps up a lot of storylines for Blair. Finally we learn which schools all the prepsters get into, Blair and Nate get together, and her new half-sister is born. Can life among New York's wealthiest teens get any better?

Actually, yes --- at least for Blair. She does NOT get into Yale. Readers will not be surprised at this after sitting in on two disastrous interviews for that esteemed institution in previous books, but Blair is crushed at being wait-listed. Her "safety" school, Georgetown, seems tacky during her visit there. Serena, of course, gets accepted everywhere and now has to decide among Harvard, Yale, Brown and a host of other places, or if she wants to take a year off and try to act or model. She also picks up admirers at each place when she visits. Clearly, these books are more fantasy than reality for readers.

Nate gets into Yale as well, and is courted by a few schools for their lacrosse teams. Blair stops speaking to him and Serena for a while because of their acceptances. Meanwhile, Daniel decides to move in with Vanessa (only to have another roomie join them and drive them crazy) and Jenny tries modeling --- with mixed results.

While it may seem that plots from previous books in the series are being revisited, the designer details of clothing and New York life will continue to lure in readers.

Reviewed by Amy Alessio on October 6, 2004

You're the One That I Want: A Gossip Girl Novel
by Cecily von Ziegesar

  • Publication Date: October 6, 2004
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Poppy
  • ISBN-10: 0316735167
  • ISBN-13: 9780316735162