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You're the One That I Want (Gossip Girl #6)

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  16,154 Ratings  ·  192 Reviews
Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live in gorgeous apartments, go to exclusive private schools, and make Manhattan our own personal playground. It might look hard to be this fabulous, but for us it's as easy as sleeping with your best friend's boyfriend.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 6th 2004 by Little, Brown Young Readers (first published October 1st 2004)
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May 27, 2013 Tortla rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: nobody
I refused to read these books when my peers were in to them (middle school...), and now that I've actually read one of them I am so very glad that I did not waste more time on them as an impressionable youngster.

So, it's supposed to be "teenagery" because there's lots of drugs and booze and sex? I guess... But I'm pretty sure glorifying all of these things for the young'uns is not what young adult novels (which people are reading in middle school) should be doing. Sheesh. I am so disappointed in
Amy (amyb2332)
Jul 18, 2008 Amy (amyb2332) rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, 2008
I still enjoy parts of this series and they certainly are light , quick books but overall I'm getting a little bored with it all. It all sort of seems the same and the characters never really change or show any growth. I'll continue with the series but it's losing some of its appeal.
Feb 04, 2008 Caitie rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: fans of the Gossip Girl TV show (but only the really big fans)
Recommended to Caitie by: Reena
Shelves: young-adult
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Mar 03, 2008 Heather rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen
Okay as much as I enjoy a Gossip Girl book while relaxing in the bathtub I really think I am starting to lose brain cells reading these books so I think this will be my last one....maybe...:)
May 14, 2008 Alfreda rated it it was amazing
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May 08, 2008 Steph rated it it was ok
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Mar 31, 2013 Caroline rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of the series, anyone involved with college recs
Okay, I'm revising my review of this book that I haven't touched in maybe five years--but there's an actual reason for this. One of the reasons I enjoyed this series when I was younger because it was set in my hometown (parts of it were even in my old neighborhood!) and there were lots of places I knew and recognized, and it was very effective in bringing the books to life. Of course, the characters in this book were in high school when I read them (I was in middle school) and so it didn't reall ...more
Billy  Mays (Caitlin)
Dec 06, 2008 Billy Mays (Caitlin) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a good story and gossip
SO far i think that blair needs to cool off about college acceptance stuff and all that cuz when in a bad mood make the best of your fun
but o well if she doesnt want to change her ways
wat i really wanna noe is...WHO IS REALLY DATING NATE? BLAIR?
Sara W
Apr 12, 2009 Sara W rated it really liked it
Shelves: child-ya-books
This series has been amusing for me, and this particular book was surprisingly sweet. Yes, all the kids are still smoking pot and cigarettes, sleeping around and getting drunk, but they are also worried about getting into college (or not getting in as the case may be). Also, Chuck with his monkey and Tiphany's ferret were really funny to me for some reason. Would I want my teenager reading these (well, if I was old enough to have a teen)? Probaby not. Do I want to read them myself? Absolutely! T ...more
It started off at a good pace, with Vanessa starting her new movie, Blair, Serena and Nate going through the troubles of college. Dan being his emo self, trying to win V back while enjoying his college acceptance. Then Jenny, who is off trying to become a model. Then the book started to fall, about half way through.

Blair had acted not quite as I would have expected, moping around because of her wait listing into Yale. Serena, of course, gets accepted everywhere and now has to decide among Harva
May 09, 2009 Michelle rated it it was ok
It took me about 6 months to read this book. I'm not sure if that's because I'm having a tough schoolyear or because I'm bored of the series.

I think what Ziegesar has done with Gossip Girl is admirable. In my experience, kids that hate to read are reading and that's not an easy feat. I think it would be more helpful if she took something like the ability to capture a teenager's attention and made it teachable like throw a bunch of figurative language in there along with the cursing, sex, and ma
Jul 02, 2011 Amanda rated it it was ok
ok, so I'm six books into this series now and have not really felt like writing a review until now. why now? oh who knows. I liked the first four books, as much as I can like fluff, but found the last two just too far fetched and to have incredibly ridiculous plot lines that its getting harder and harder to care for any if the characters. time sure seems to have slowed to a turtle pace in the novels so that one more ridiculous event after another can be added. I'm curious as to what will happen ...more
Jul 01, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
I feel like saying "Same as usual!" Because there isn't much in the way of character development. Jenny and Dan kind of get out on their own with some help, but everyone else stays the same. The off-and-on romance between B & N continue, and Serena's buffet of boys continues as well. They receive their college acceptance letters in this novel. Of course Blair has problems with where she gets accepted. Always drama.
Feb 19, 2010 Christine rated it did not like it
Ok, this was my second attempt at reading a GG novel by Ziegesar and they both were bad. Unfortunately, the only GG novels that I like are the Carlyle ones which are written by a different author. This is sad considering how I love the TV series. The characters in here seem so flat.
Kayla Wilson
Feb 24, 2010 Kayla Wilson rated it it was amazing
This books follows the life of blair, serena, and Nate. In this book all of the Constance seniors receive their collge applications. Blair wants to go to Yale so badly, but when she reads her letters for collge she is on the waiting list for Yale even though she has outstanding grades so she doesn't understand Yale's decison. On the other hand, her bestfriend Serena which is less smarter than Blair gets into Yale the college of Blair's dream and she gets accepetd to all the collges that she appl ...more
Jul 09, 2010 Rashini rated it it was amazing
The way Von Ziegesar captures the raw beauty of New York in the material beauty of the characters is brilliant. Such brilliance could never be reproduced, leaving the T.V show based upon the books to be deemed.. trash.
Mar 24, 2011 Lorena rated it did not like it
only made it half way through this one after reading all the rest in a desperate attempt to placate my friend. Sex, drugs, clothes. How many books can they write with no substance, and no moral standing. The publishers should really think twice about something that may be a cash cow, but is not good for anyone.
Dec 08, 2011 Iva rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, ya, contemporary
*sigh* This series is just one of those you still keep on reading and hoping it's going to get better. But it's not. And you just can give up.
Dec 29, 2011 sofia rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ya-teen, drama
May I just put it out there that this has to be my now all-time favorite book out of the entire Gossip Girl series thus far! Eep!

Man, oh man. This book had captivated me so much that I now can't even recall all that had happened in the book. There was simply so much to take in!

Most of the beginning of the book focused on college admissions (receiving them, rejecting them, or simply lamenting over the fact that you're now forced to go to some strange military boot camp because you weren't accepte
Apr 09, 2012 Jedda rated it did not like it
Okay, if you read the Gossip Girl books because you love the series, congratulations! You have just been utterly disappointed! Bet you never imagined Blair to always be cursing and arming herself with cigarettes, right? And the overuse of drugs and booze? I can dig the scandalous lives, but not the obsession with drugs and whatnots. I don't even consider this a book. It's just a collection of half-witty lines only made popular by the series. There's even no flow in the content! Just terrible.
Jan 02, 2013 Mariya rated it it was ok
Same as before, but everyone is just getting sillier and sillier. Serena has no attention span, Blair and Nate keep getting back together and breaking up, Dan is blah and Vanessa was extremely out of character. Some of the college acceptance letter part were fun to read.
Alex Bennett
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It's no secret that I'm enamored by the Gossip Girl series, in both novel and television form. I've steadily been making my way through the series, and enjoying the journey. You're the One That I Want was one of my favorite volumes thus far, and kept me infatuated with the world of these characters. Although it's no secret that the Gossip Girl books are essentially mindless, easy reads, that do
Elle Esse
Jun 04, 2014 Elle Esse rated it liked it
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Hello Dear Readers! And Happy Lazy Sunday!

I'm at Scruff's this weekend but I thought I would break up the monotony of my weekend with one of the book reviews I promised you in this post. As most of you know, I was a huge fan of the Gossip Girl television series and I had been wanting to read the books. Well, I finally got a hold of them and started reading them at the end of January. I finished up book 11 recently and am finally ready to write out the review.

Apr 06, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
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Mar 29, 2015 Noor rated it liked it
Shelves: good-time, owned
J'ai mis 3 étoiles ( bien que je savais que j'allais en mettre que 3 dès les premières lignes du premier chapitre ) .
Pourquoi ?
Eh bien eh bien, je vais vous le dire.
Tout d'abord, ça manque cruellement de réalisme. Sérieusement, tous les humains ne viennent pas de l'Upper East Side et n'obtiennent pas ce qu'ils veulent juste en claquant des doigts ? Si ?
Après , franchement , c'est quoi cette manie de dire " et tout et tout " à chaque bout de phrase ? Évidemment, je comprends que ce soit le style
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Cristina Boncea
Cartea asta a fost super, foarte bună.

Ea debutează cu personajele principale care află la ce colegii au fost acceptați. Blair e pusă pe lista de așteptare de la Yale iar surioara sa cu același nume se naște. Ea se supără pe Nate și Serena fiindcă amândoi au fost deja acceptați și vor merge la Yale. Jenny devine model iar Dan devine și mai excentric cu poeziile lui, se mută pentru scurt timp cu Vanessa și sunt aproape convinși că vor merge împreună la NYU. Serena se îndrăgostește ca de obicei de
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Apr 06, 2016 Abbie rated it liked it
The characters didn't annoy me quite as much in this one, but I still wasn't a fan.

Another okay read in the series.

So the TV show and the books are very similar but also very, very different. I think that this was the first book where I was reading things that felt so completely different from the TV show that it felt new. AND I AM SO PUMPED.

This one was relatively drama free, meaning the characters didn't really fight much. But it was still so addicting and scandalous and ENTERTAINING. So many characters figuring things out, much like the one before this I am pretty excit
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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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