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Don't You Forget About Me (Gossip Girl #11)

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,519 Ratings  ·  130 Reviews
Don't You Forget About Me continues the #1 New York Times bestselling series about the provocative lives of New York City's most prestigious private school young adults. Sharp wit, intriguing characters, and high stakes melodrama drive the action of this addictive series that have made Gossip Girl the lit world's coveted "it" girl.
Paperback, 275 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Little, Brown Young Readers (first published January 1st 2007)
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This was another okay book, but I did find it quite boring in places, and also a little unbelievable, I mean, did Dan really think he was gay?

6 out of 10
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At A Glance

Young Adult; Chick Lit
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Triangle.
Cliff Hanger: kinda.
Rating: 4 Stars.

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 7
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 4

Total: 7

In Dept

Best Part:
Things settle a bit.
Worst Part: That ending!
Thoughts Had: Nate, time to face the music; Blair freaking out!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: Well that was interesting. That ending was crap for sure. Way to be
Dec 22, 2008 Yasmina rated it it was amazing
Blair and Nate return from they're sailing trip, very much in love, while Serena struggles to come to terms with her feelings for Nate. Upon returning home, Blair finds out that her mother is throwing her and Aaron, her stepbrother, a graduation party at the Metropolitan Museum. She also finds out that their family is moving to Los Angeles, because of Cyrus' work and her father and his partner Giles adopted two Cambodian twins named Ping and Pong. This leaves Blair extremely angry, not only at h ...more
Sep 17, 2007 Sabrina rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one. ever.
Shelves: ya
Why am I still reading "Gossip Girl" when I no longer write a column about trashy teen books?

A short lecture for anyone who may be listening: Not only is "Gossip Girl" trash, it's addictive trash, and you must not ever read it.

If you do choose to read such tripe, please don't blame me if mermen fall out of the sky and land on your head, or if your toenails begin to curve at the edges, or if you suddenly find yourself driven to fondle packets of "granulated peanuts." These are the sorts of terri
Aug 16, 2014 Natalie rated it liked it
Shelves: realistic
I'm not giving this book three stars because of the plot. The plot is absolutely fine, and continues on from the last book exactly as I expected. It's fun and it's shallow, and I liked it. I'm giving this book three stars because I realised some things whilst reading it.

1) This is book number eleven and absolutely nothing has changed. The characters haven't grown at all, they are still all in the same situations as they were in book one, and when I really think about it, I wonder what the point
Amanda Alexandre


It was good for 5 or 6 books, then I couldn't stand it anymore. But now it's over!

Feb 04, 2008 Caitie rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans of the Gossip Girl TV show (but only the really big fans)
Recommended to Caitie by: Reena
Shelves: young-adult
Surprisingly, Blair didn't kill Nate while they were alone together for a month, sailing the seven seas in the Archibald yacht. They return to the city happy, tanned and ready to start their life at Yale together because Nate still hasn't told Blair that he didn't graduate. Because even though he loves her, he's also half-terrified of her.

Serena also won't be going to Yale, since her career as an actress is taking off (no, seriously), and she doesn't think she can stand watching Blair and Nate b
Apr 21, 2016 Abbie rated it liked it
This dragged again, so there were quite a few times where I felt a bit bored. Glad I'm nearly finished with the series.
Jan 25, 2013 Andrea rated it it was ok
I think Nate is probably my least favorite character. I mean, sure, he's hot. But basically he jerks around Serena and Blair for the entire series. Like, come on. I see the appeal, but if I were one of the girls I would have backed the fuck off around book 2 or so. The so-called 'ending' to the series really wasn't unexpected. Serena becomes a movie star. Blair goes to Yale like she always wanted, and I assume she becomes the most popular girl on campus the first day. Nate sails around the world ...more
Jul 05, 2015 Alexandra rated it it was amazing
It took me three years to read the whole series and finally i am done. I love the series so much and i am really sad that is over. At least i have The Carlyles, The It Girl and the Manga series to read.

I've went through so much throughout the series and i remember how much i wanted to read all books and how happy i was when i got the first book and couldn't wait to show it to my best friend. I guess since i started reading the series I've always had a book from the series to read and now i jus
Dec 24, 2015 Meghan rated it liked it
The eleventh novel in the Gossip Girl series. Summer is winding down, and everyone is moving on. Blair, Nate, and Serena are scheduled to be going to Yale, Dan to Evergreen, and Vanessa to NYU. Only a love triangle stops some from their hopes and dreams. Nate is unsure what he really wants, both with the girls, and in life, Serena finds herself backing away from Yale to become a movie star, but Blair truly knows she wants, and that’s Yale- no matter what. Dan has a gay period, which turns out he ...more
Kezia Thompson
Mar 27, 2015 Kezia Thompson rated it liked it
I first read the Gossip Girl series a few years ago and I wouldn't have read this one since I was at least fifteen years old. However, I decided to re-read the whole series this year. I am still so fond of this series, as it was one of my favourites throughout my adolescence, but I just can't shake how awful this one book was. It's probably my least favourite of the entire series.

First of all, where was Jenny???? I understand that she was away in Prague for the summer, but that hasn't stopped Ce
Jun 05, 2009 Beverly rated it liked it
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Cristina Boncea
Acest volum se învârte în jurul alegerii lui Nate, între Blair și Serena. Tot acum, personajele principale pleacă la facultate (sau nu!).

Nu se pot spune foarte multe lucruri despre acțiune căci este destul de statică, dar modul de scriere e cu adevărat impresionant, nu am observat detaliile până acum, fie că vorbim despre descrierea sentimentelor fie despre descrierea naturii. Cartea, bineînțeles, nu duce deloc lipsă de umor și am reușit să-mi traduc în minte mai multe replici (care ar avea un m
Nov 23, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
At last, summer is coming to an end for our kids but their exploits are far from over. Drama boils over as love triangles grow and decisions are made. We’re reunited for one final party in the city before everyone departs for college. Dan’s sexuality is explored and his mother makes a surprise appearance.

Don't You Forget About Me is Gossip Girl in all its glory: pure fun and sarcasm and romance and fashion.

Although university is just around the corner; their changes are only just beginning and t
Elle Esse
Jun 04, 2014 Elle Esse rated it liked it
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Warning: SPOILERS!

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.

Jun 22, 2009 Sharaesof2014 rated it it was amazing
this book is about Blair and Nate returning from they're sailing trip, very much in love, while Serena struggles to come to terms with her feelings for Nate. Upon returning home, Blair finds out that her mother is throwing her and Aaron, her stepbrother, a graduation party at the Metropolitan Museum. She also finds out that their family is moving to Los Angeles, because of Cyrus' work and her father and his partner Giles adopted two Cambodian twins named Ping and Pong. This leaves Blair extremel ...more
Jan 06, 2011 Brittany rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Those wanting to finish out the GG series
How I Came To Read This Book: A few years ago I dived into the prequel of Gossip Girl, reminisced for the days when the series was entertaining, and bought the final two books in the series to finish things off.

The Plot: It’s a month after the previous book, and our heroes are about to head off to college. The point of this book is to (predictably) unravel much of the past plot developments. Blair’s mom is throwing her a goodbye party, but really it feels like a farewell to the life she’s known
Candy Boisvert
Jun 19, 2008 Candy Boisvert rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Girly girls
Title: Don't you forget about me (Gossip girl book #11)
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Copyright date: May 2007
Publisher: Little, brown
How many pages: 275 pgs
How long it took me to read: 9 days
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: being in the loop.

This book was purchased at: Coles
This book is: pretty amusing.
Other books by these authors: Gossip girl, Gossip Girl 2 and It girl series
Favorite characters: Blair, Jenny and Chuck
When and Where the story takes place: New York
Plot in a nutshell:
Feb 15, 2009 Doreen rated it really liked it
Despite the opulent setting, far-removed as it is from 99% of the human populace's experience of the world, this book hit, once again, every single honest emotion of a teenager's situation. Control-freak perfectionist with a compulsion to make people's lives better? Check. Free-spirit in love with her best friend's boyfriend? Check. Aimless, thoughtless young man who knows he can do better if he'll just apply himself, if only he knew to what? Check. Teenagers questioning and accepting their own ...more
Dec 07, 2011 Ebony is currently reading it
I just started reading this book. Its the 11th book of the Gossip Girl series. I dont really have much to say because im only 30 pages into the book, but i'll say what has happened. Ending the 10th book starting the 11th, Serena, Nate, and Blair were all in the Hamptons. And they all decided to take a road trip (spur of the moment). After their breakup, it felt kind of awkward for Blair to be around Nate , but being in the backseat together, they started to rekindle. And seeing, Serena did get a ...more
Emily Lucas
Oct 06, 2013 Emily Lucas rated it it was amazing
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Jennifer Wardrip
May 04, 2008 Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it
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As expected of this amazing author, DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME didn't disappoint for the 11th book in our favorite series about our favorite New York rich kids!

Blair and Nate finally come back from their month out on the ocean. Nate knew that what he did wasn't so smart, so he avoided going home for as long as possible. But did you really think that he was going to get in a whole lot of trouble? I mean, come on, it's Nate!

Blair is crazy in love with
Alannah Clarke
Sep 10, 2012 Alannah Clarke rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The final few chapters are well-written and very believable - and quite remarkable, I thought, for a teen novel. In spite of the overt snobbery and emphasis on material wealth, the "Gossip Girl" books are not all bad: for all their enthusiasm for popularity and fashionable clothes, the heroines encourage readers to grab life by both hands and turn situations around to their own advantage. Blair and Serena may be shallow and manipulative, but if young girls use them as role models to boost self-c ...more
Dec 20, 2013 Kendall rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
This book has a great finality to it because it was supposed to be the last book until they wrote a book showing the college years. Blair and Nate return from their trip. Nate finds out that he has to repeat his senior year of college. Blair freaks out and he sleeps with Serena. Blair gets her dad to get Nate back into Yale. Blair's family is moving to L.A. and her mother throws her a fabulous party. Serena's movies comes out, and she deals with her feelings for Nate. Dan breaks up with Greg, an ...more
Aug 12, 2011 Steven rated it really liked it
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Jun 01, 2008 Amanda rated it really liked it
This book is about the last month before nate, serena,and blair go to collage. After spending the month on her gorgeous boyfirned's ship, Blair thinks that her and Nate will live happily ever after. Nate is now back in NYC after a month out in the ocean with Blair and all he can think about is the fact that he won't be going to Yale with his two oldest friends. Not to mention the fact that he hasn't told Blair about the wonderful news. Serena is relaizing that Nate is the one for her. After deci ...more
Jan 02, 2008 Sylvia rated it liked it
Shelves: july2007-now
the last book to gossip girl. This book is the type of book that makes me hang off the edge of my seat. it is an light and fun read. the author really uses alot of irony in the book, mostly dramatic irony. like the was predicatable for what was the protaganists' dream boy to disappear off the face of the earth...not that literary. But the protaganist, themselves did not know that wold happen. Cecily von Ziegesar really knows how to use emotionally appeal to make both protaganist look ...more
Nov 24, 2007 Nian rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: if you're reading for purely entertainment
Shelves: 2007
Although I enjoy the TV series based on these novels, I don't actually like the books as much. Let's face it--people read Gossip Girls just for entertainment. You won't get much out of it except lessons about backstabbing and crazy love triangles that never seem to end. It just isn't a book that makes you think about the important things in life, like the A-List and the other series by Melissa de la Cruz.

Don't You Forget About Me is the last book that talks about Blair, Serena, Nate, Dan, and V
The book Dont Forget About Me, by Cecily Von Ziegesar is another book in the Gossip Girl series. Its most of the characters last day in Manhattan, before College. They're all ready for thier future and thier dreams await them. This book, is more inspiring then the rest because its thier last day and its really something to bring in the next book. Since the beginning Blair, Serena and Nate were always together now thier going seperate roads.
Blairs off to Yale, Nate is figuring out himself sailin
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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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My heart on a plate.
I'm just as you left
me, and I taste even better
“It's physics. Pure physics,
I'm falling fast and faster still.
So fall with me. Fall down with me.
And stay.”
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