You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl, #2)
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You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl #2)

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  13,842 ratings  ·  503 reviews
Paperback, 225 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Poppy Books (first published September 1st 2002)
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Sarah
poor blair waldorf! this book is so tragic and alternately should be titled, 'revenge on blair waldorf for being brunette, short, academic, and not really a scheming bitch at all.'

in a mere 200 pages or so, here is what happens to poor, unfortunate blair: (1) her unfeeling, oblivious mother announces she is getting married to a cheesy perv she's known for 3 months, (2) said wedding is to take place on blair's 17th birthday, (3) oblivious mother asks blair's arch-nemesis serena van der woodsen t...more
Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)
Lifestyles of the rich and shameless should be full of partying and good times, but Serena, Blair, Nate, and the not so rich Dan, Jenny, and Vanessa are anything but. Sure, good times are had, but drama is the main course on the menu. Dan is stalkerishly in love with Serena, while she’s just looking for some friends. Nate and Blair are growing further apart with every passing minute as Nate’s eye begins to wander to…Jenny? And Vanessa is still hopelessly in love with the ever unaware Dan. Someon...more
Melyssa Dawn Michaels
This series is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. Who can resist the lives of Manhattan's Elite? In all seriousness, for the age demographic that this is written for, and the information placed throughout the novel, its definitely a hit.
Much like I was when I read the first one again after years passing since my first experience with it, I was taken up with the lives of the main characters and instantly drawn in. Also being a fan of the show and certain couples, going back and seeing them pla...more
Natalie Monroe
There's so much name-dropping in these books...
M.
So, von Ziegesar is actually a terrible writer, and it's really annoying to be constantly reminded of the events that happened in the first book, but the experience of reading these books parallel to the TV is sort of an experiment in narrative that I'm getting off on-- the book characters are the hyperbolic dark "others" of the TV characters, both more menacing, empty, and one dimensional. There's a complete lack of moral centering in the book (whereas Rufus more and the characters themselves m...more
Alexa
I read this so I could continue to badmouth these books knowing what exactly the problems with them are. You know, with the amount of (cigarette) smoking in these books, especially indoors, these books could not take place now. But then there's Gossip Girl on the internet, but not all the characters appear to have or properly use their cell phones. The time period is a bit bizarre. And the characters are insane. Everyone sort of has the same collection of problems. I don't recommend these books...more
Joke
The Gossip Girl books are a perfect escape from reality. When you read them, you leave your world And you sneak in in theirs.

Before I started reading This serie, I had wachted the serie on television. The books are different , in a lot of ways , but That doesn't make them bad. They are Totally insane!

The world of our most loved , rich friends is One big drama. There is always something (most of the time more than just something) That Goes wrong. In This book, Blair is getting a hard time. Her...more
Bailey Nash

Bailey Nash
B-3

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl is an extrodinary novel about an annomynous person who knows everything about exclusive people in Manhattan. My favorite character would have to be Chuck Bass. Even though sometimes he can be a sneaky man whore,he has this sweet,mysterious,sexy side to him. My least favorite character is Vanessa Abrahms. Because at first she comes off as this nice,innocent person but underneath she is a horrible coniving skank. The part of the book that grabbed my attentio...more
PurplyCookie
"We all come from the sorts of families and go to the sorts of schools where not applying to the Ivy Leagues is not an option, and not getting into them would be a total embarassment."

College interviews, romantic troubles and a fancy wedding photographed for Vogue dominate this second installment of von Ziegesar's frothy but fun series about rich Manhattan prep school kids and the gossip web site tracking their lives.

Blair's mother is marrying her seriously tacky boyfriend on Blair's birthday a...more
Kenya Liggons
When I picked up this book for the first time, I was examining the tittle. I was trying to make an inference on what this book was about. What I thought was completely different from what the actual book is about. I didn't want to put the book down after the first page. After reading the first sentence in the book I already had a visual image in my mind to what was going on.This book was magnificent and incredible! I liked how the author; Cecily von Ziegesar portrayed the characters. This book i...more
Caitie
Feb 04, 2008 Caitie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: fans of the Gossip Girl television show (but only the really big fans)
Recommended to Caitie by: Reena
Shelves: young-adult
Still reading the Gossip Girl series because of my GREAT LOVE for the show.

This is the book that introduces us to Aaron, Blair's laid-back step-brother. I totally and completely adore him, and I really hope that Josh Swartz & Co. add him to the show sometime in the future.

This was totally one of the more amusing installments in the series, though. Nate's weed-addled love for Jenny is hilarious, and Blair's meltdown after her mother announces her engagement to Cyrus Rose is even funnier. I...more
Jada Jenkins
This novel is the second book in the Gossip Girl series. Not being familiar with the series itself made me a bit hesitant to just start in on the second book because I did not know the plot and all of the characters yet. However, once I started to get into the book, I enjoyed it and knew more about the series.
Blair Waldorf is the overall protagonists, I would say, in the book. She comes off as a little spoiled and has some personal problems that she often overlooks to keep her "perfect" life a...more
Malloryk
Overall, I think that this book is pretty good. The book had lots of drama, and secrets. It was definitely a different view on how high school is, because all the characters are either very rich, or pretty poor. It was effective writing, with how you could really see the characters true colors through their thoughts and actions. The strengths of the book were how the author really thought deeply about how the character would feel and the dialogue. The weaknesses must have been the lack of descr...more
Trish
Nov 25, 2008 Trish rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Anyone interested in High School lives of rich kids in New york
I really didn't like much of this book. From the swearing to the sex, the life these kids led seemed so stupid and useless, just another bunch of dumb superficial teens and their high school lives.
Caitlin
I like these books, but i think the tv series twist on the characters makes them more likeable.
Devon
3.5 Stars

In the second installment of the Gossip Girl series our favorite spoiled brats are back and at it again, and this time they are trying to get into college. As if the stress of college applications and interviews wasn't enough for Blair, she now also has to deal with the wedding of the year...her mother's (complete with cute but annoying step-brother and all) and the gnawing feeling something between her and Nate just isn't right. Poor Blair.
Serena on the other hand is just as happy go l...more
Christine
You Know You love me-gossip girl is a sequel to the best-selling series Gossip Girl.As known as also a CW11 show, This book is mainly about the relationship between Blair and Nate. They had been dating quite a while, until Nate starts liking Little J-As known as Jenny Humphrey-?(Dan's sister).I guess you can say that in Blair's point of view, Jenny is too young for Nate, because she's only a (high-school 1st year) And Nate is going to college soon.Nate also starts getting tired of Blair, because...more
Zomgzily
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Jackie Martin
This book kind of clarified some unanswered questions that I had from the first book, but not that much. I didn't like the ending of the book that much because it was really aburpt. I thought it really didn't the book real closure. But it was decent to lead to the third book. I liked it because it highlighted more the main characters then the supporting charcters like it did the first book. It was more developed then the first book. Now I'm more compelled to read the third book to see what's the...more
Nora
The book that I am reviewing is YOU KNOW YOU LOVE ME a Gossip Girl Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar. The genre is fiction the theme is about a group of Upper East Side teens in New York going through peer pressure, drama, love, confusion, normal teenage life. The Book is based on a TV show called Gossip Girl the novel. It all starts with Blair’s mother is getting married to a man Blair can't stand. It's supposed to be the wedding of the century, but she hates every second of preparation. He's obnox...more
Rachael Smyczak
The Gossip Girl series made it onto my To Read list when they first came out and I had not made time to read them until just over a month ago. I got caught up on a long mystery series, not usually my type of thing but campy and funny. I’ve really pushed myself to cross things off my list this year.

I read a few reviews of You Know You Love Me that said, “Poor Blair!” For me this was not a Poor Blair book at all. It was a book about watching Blair get what she deserved for being so mean to Sarena...more
Sophie
Even after reading "Gossip Girl" and really enjoying it I still went into this book with pretty low expectations. That's not to say that this series isn't good but I feel that this series is one that you can't take too seriously and I found that I really enjoyed this book.

The plot. I enjoyed the plot of this book a lot more than I did the first and I think that's because I have gotten to know the characters a little better and all of there storylines have been set up. I really enjoyed the pacing...more
Colleen
This contemporary fiction novel by Cecily Von Ziegesar is about a group of teenagers who live on New York's Upper East Side. The main plot of this book is about the character's college interviews. The main character, Blair, and her new stepbrother, Aaron, are headed up to Yale, while Blair's boyfriend, Nate, and his ex-girlfriend, Serena are going to Brown for their interviews. Blair's conflicts include the fact that her mother is getting remarried to someone she hates, she suspects Nate is che...more
Rebecca Ellis
Feb 19, 2012 Rebecca Ellis rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rebecca by: Izzy Owen
I liked this book. Mostly for the fact I love the characters and the show. The fact that the story-line is so different from the show is good because its like you experience two lots of scenarios the characters go through. The writing style I found quite annoying but that is only because I (like most people) prefer 1st person... sorry...Now onto the characters!
I feel sorry for Nate in this book because of how depressed he is over Blair leaving him and he seems isolated even when he speaks. Blair...more
Ellen
Wow. Okay so, let me start with describing the characters:

Nate is the usual cheating-on-Blair-with-Jenny-at-Blair's-mums-wedding-in-Blair's-time-of-need!! Dan is the love sucker poet who doesn't know what the definition of stalker is! Serena and Blair are Serena and Blair. And Chuck is pretty much absent in this whole entire novel (the only thing I even remember him saying was at the wedding and he asked Serena whether she was going out with Nate or Dan).

I still stand by what I said with the fi...more
Nepeta Leijon
7/5/2012

You Know You Love Me is perhaps the biggest piece of garbage that I have ever read. It is not funny, it is disgusting, the characters are one dimensional. Shall I go on? Serena is a bitch. Yes, a big one. And yet, Cecily von Ziegesar is favoring her over Blair.

And why in the world is Blair born in November? You know, why is almost every main character in some books born in late November? I don't appreciate that. I was born in late November, too! OMG!!!

Seriously, this book is garbage.

7/6...more
Emily
- Blair attempts to lose her virginity to Nate again, only this time is interrupted by her mom announcing her engagement and wedding to the new man in her life Cyrus. Blair is less than enthusiastic especially because a) the wedding will be taking place the weekend after Thanksgiving, aka her birthday and b) Serena has been invited to be a bridesmaid in the wedding.

- Nate meanwhile is losing interest in Blair and instead spends his afternoon flirting with Jenny Humphries in the park. He also snu...more
Mayra
This is an awful book. This series in general is far worse than the It Girl series which I don't think was even technically written by the same person. But I gave it two stars because I found it entertaining. The first time I attempted to read it, though I didn't like it--or any of the books in the series--so I had to work my way through a few times until I managed to get over the unlikable characters.
In a way, this book was overwhelming. At every page, an article of clothing is described, comp...more
Rebecca
I give this book a 3.5. I liked this book a little bit more than the first one only because you knew the characters more in this book. I got really annoyed with Dan in this book. He was so whiny and just acted like a girl most of the time. He would go from thinking that he 'loved' Serena and only after their first date to over thinking it and thinking she did not feel the same again after the first date.


He was the biggest flaw of this book.
I didn't get why chuck wasn't really in it until the l...more
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Cecily grew up in Manhattan and went to an all-girl's school on the Upper East Side.
She resides in Brooklyn with her husband Richard, the Deputy Director of the Public Art Fund, their children, Agnes and Oscar, and their two Cornish Rex cats. Von Ziegesar also owns an Appaloosa horse, Golden Rain. She is dreams of having a 'ranch full of cattle' when retired.

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