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All I Want Is Everything (Gossip Girl #3)

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It's Christmas and Blair and Serena are best friends again and up to their old tricks - partying hard and breaking hearts from Park Avenue to the Caribbean. And when school finishes, Blair, Serena, Aaron and company head down to blow off steam after their exams, and in between Pina Coladas, Blair and Serena plot revenge on super-jerk Chuck Bass.
Paperback, 215 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (first published January 1st 2003)
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Mainon
Nothing surprising here, except I love it when a character in an otherwise fluffy book has serious literary pretensions. Especially poetic ones. Because then every now and again I get surprised by a great big genuine belly laugh:

Sluts
[By Daniel, a dolorous high school poet. This poem magically gets accepted for publication in the New Yorker. The New Yorker! Because, yeah, that could totally happen. Totally. I mean, it's Just So Profound.]

wipe the sleep from my eyes and pour me another cup

i see w
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Cati
Dec 07, 2008 Cati rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty much every sentence goes something like this: "Blair put on her Gucci dress, checked her Nokia cell phone for a text message, and then went shopping at Prada, with her Hermes bag tucked under the arm and a Merit Light cigarette in the other hand." I felt like I was reading an advertisement campaign, one in which everyone smokes and has one dimensional personalities. Which may, actually, be fairly representative of life on the Upper East Side. But it does not make for a very compelling rea ...more
Maryjane
Jul 08, 2016 Maryjane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one was less dramatic than the others, I think it is my favorite so far!

When I read books the most important thing to me is characters. If I like/appreciate the characters but the plot is lame, the book will still get a high rating from me. And even the characters that are not my favorite in the book, I still really appreciate. Whether they are clueless, pretentious, unforgiving, snobby, or any other quality you want to assign the them, they are all written as so unforgivably themselves. Th
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Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult; Chick Lit
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Triangle.
Cliff Hanger: no
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


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

Total: 8

In Dept

Best Part:
Still bitchy girls.
Worst Part: Far fetched things.
Thoughts Had: That would never happen; wow new undies

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yes
Recommending: yes

Short Review: I'm pretty sure the whole lets ask Serena for autographs just because she wa
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Nepeta Leijon
Chanel

Doir

Shitty book.

If I had to pick three words to describe this book, these would be it. The amount of name dropping in this book ridiculous. I've never seen so much name dropping. Not even in My Immortal.

Also, Waldorf getting pregnant? Not a plot twist. Everyone knows that since they got married in the last book. I'm a genius, aren't I?

So, let's begin with this review, shall we?

This book was mediocre, with little plot, and I wanted to kill all the characters. I have a bit of a violent strea
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Cristina Boncea
Carte citită in one setting. Foarte scurtă, deci.

Punctajul mai mic decât de obicei i se trage de la faptul că nu foarte multe lucruri se întâmplă. Din nou observ lipsa importanței lui Chuck Bass și încep să mă resemnez cu faptul că în cărți el și Blair nu ajung un cuplu. În carte e prezentată vacanța de iarnă dinainte de colegiu.
Blair se chinuie să-și scrie scrisoarea de aplicație, Nate și Jenny sunt împreună iar ea crede că o iubește, Dan și Vanessa se pregătesc să facă sex; mama lui Blair est
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Emily
Jul 02, 2013 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
- I didn't care for this one as much as the last two. Seemed like being on break from school made everything less interesting.

Summary:

- Everyone goes to the Black and White Ball, where Flow (rock star du jour) is performing. He sees Serena and falls for her immediately. Serena has fun with him for a sec, but then gets bored of him like always. Leaves him begging for more at the end of the book. Starts hooking up with Aaron, Blair's stepbrother, who is trying to get over his incestuous crush on B
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Jenny
Mar 26, 2010 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book because it sort of made me hooked in a way that I wonder what will happen next. Some characters were amusing esp. B and S. I think N is just one rich, handsome, stupid and spineless boy. Maybe B just liked him initially because of looks and looks and looks but there's nothing else. B must just felt attached to N because of so much time they had together. She built every fairytale in her mind w/ him as a prince so she found it hard to let go. Character? I wouldn't want a boy tha ...more
Caitie
Feb 04, 2008 Caitie rated it it was ok  ·  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
This is another one of the funnier books in the Gossip Girl series. I especially enjoyed the inevitable disintegration of Jenny and Nate's relationship, and Dan writing Vanessa the "Sluts" poem was great. (This is another one of the plots they incorporated into the show; Vanessa gets Dan published in The New Yorker during "Roman Holiday," only instead of "Sluts" it's a short story about Serena.)

I also enjoyed Aaron's cute, unrequited crush on Blair and the continuing hijinks related to the ongoi
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Elise
This review is also posted at http://readingnookandcranny.blogspot....


The truth is, the only thing that makes famous people interesting is that they're famous.

I think the same applies for the characters of this novel. The only thing that makes them interesting is that they are rich and somewhat famous. Otherwise, they are just those whining, annoying, spoiled people we don't even want to associate with.

This third time around, good old Nate might be back on the fence in a classic he only wants wh
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Ashleigh
Jul 22, 2012 Ashleigh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
These books really are a great break from the more morbid, intense, or fact-laden books I like to read. It's nice to slip into a world where the only problems are superficial and none are deeply and utterly important or life changing. I guess that's what reading is great for though: escape from reality into all kinds of worlds.
Jenna M
Nov 12, 2009 Jenna M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The novel All I Want is Everything, by Cecily von Ziegesar, is a story that is centered around two wealthy and fashionable girls Serena and Blair. The other characters, including a filmmaker, a poet, Blair’s ex boyfriend,a young girl desperate for love, and Nate’s friends- add drama to the story, leaving the reader wanting to read more.



The setting and the plot of this story is very interesting and realistic. Blair’s ex boyfriend, Nate, is stuck in a love triangle. He and Blair had dated for so

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Candy Boisvert
Jun 19, 2008 Candy Boisvert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girly girls
Recommended to Candy by: No one
Title: All I want is everything (Gossip girl book #3)
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Copyright date: September 2003
Publisher: Little, brown
How many pages: 214 pgs
How long it took me to read: 2 days
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: being in the loop.

This book was purchased at: Chapter's
This book is: a nice refreshing imaginative world to be in during the winter. The dreams of St. Bart's...
Other books by these authors: Gossip girl and It girl series
Favorite characters: Blair, Jenny, Chuc
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Sandra
Oct 29, 2011 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jag tycker att boken håller sig i ungefär samma mått som de andra böckerna i serien. Om man tänker efter inser man att det inte är så himla mycket som händer i böckerna, och det är egentligen roligast att läsa när Gossip Girl skriver.

Blair är en av mina favoritkaraktärer, hon känns så äkta på något sätt eftersom hon vågar säga vad hon tycker. Hon är inte rädd för någon, och även om hon ibland verkar ganska kall är hon väldigt varm inombords. Jag kan inte säga att jag tycker om Serena lika mycke
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Brooke Vandekerckhove
Dec 28, 2007 Brooke Vandekerckhove rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens
All i want is everything by Cecliy von Ziegesar is a good book. I Recomend this book to people who like gossip book and also teenagers. In this book there is a girl named serena. She has her own advice website. On this website she talks to people and they don't know who she is. This website is a secret thing. It is for people who need advice on their peoblems. Serena is the type of girl that likes to hangout with her friends and get into all the gossip that is going around.
Serena has a big cru
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Michelle
Two of the main characters, Blair and Serena becomes freinds, once again. As Blair is trying to remember what she admires about her role model, her ex-boyfreind Nate is in relationship with a busty fourteen year old girl named Jenny. Everything seems perfect until unexpected crushes appear and sex tape exploits one of the main character causing major embarrsement and months worth of being grounded . Uh oh! Their Christmas may not be jolly after all but who knows. Nothing is free in this world , ...more
Tiffany
I was curious about these books because I saw lots of students reading these. I decided to pick on up to read it and see what the big deal was. In the first 70 pages I read about blow jobs, sex, and drugs. I noticed that unlike most teenage books, there were no consequences for these actions. The students were spoiled and rich and were able to do whatever they wanted with whoever they wanted. One of the main character is none for her loose behavior and yet she is very popular.

It was an interest
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Jory
Blair and Serena are back to being besties, Nate and Jenny are still the worst, Aaron has the hots for his stepsister, and Dan and Vanessa are in love.

All I Want Is Everything kicks off after Blairs mother gets married. With the addition of a creepy stalker rock star and yet again NO CHUCK BASS this book was just meh for me. I know Chuck isn't a recurring character in the books but still there truly isn't enough of him. And if I have to deal with Jenny Humphrey and her annoying teenage woes muc
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Erika Schoeps
Jul 30, 2015 Erika Schoeps rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Why am I still reading this series? Who the hell knows... Man did I used to love these in high school. The nostalgia of looking at these and feeling overwhelming love is weird. As an adult, all I get from these books is a ton of disappointment.

Moments of genuine humor are trapped here among superficial, mostly unlikeable characters. I did enjoy watching Serena do whatever the fuck she wanted and disregard men. I did enjoy watching Blair finally take a stand against Nate. Good, strong female shi
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Neri.
Dec 25, 2015 Neri. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5. I'm officialy done with these series. Its predictable and pretty pretentious story about some spoiled children going on vacation. TV show was waaaaay more interesting.
Joanne
Aug 30, 2015 Joanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Off to buy more pre-owned gossip girl books from Amazon. Hopefully they'll arrive for tomorrow...
Jessica
Overall this book was ok but I do not recommend this book to readers that get easily bored or like books with super deep meaning because this book is teen drama and it is real life meaning it could happen to a fellow teen but this book did get boring at one point and it was never really captivated my mind completely. It is interesting to read just for fun but only if you really enjoy this type of genre. There is more the this series and I can say that I will not be trying to read them unless I h ...more
Teenage Reads
Nov 17, 2015 Teenage Reads rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
Shelves: series, 2015
Living life as fabulously as these girls is hard. Not only do they have to keep up with the latest gossip, fashion trends, and know where to go on Saturday night. On top of that they have to be academic and keep their high GPA in the hopes of Ivy League Universities accepting them. People like Blair Waldorf takes everything to the extreme, knowing she has to be perfect for Yale to accept her now. On the other had her best friend Serena, kind of wants to get into Brown, but she rather have fun, s ...more
Meghan
May 31, 2015 Meghan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third novel in the Gossip Girl series. The gossip and drama continues taking place around Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Everyone has forgotten about school, and trying to get into a good college, it’s party time. And time for romantic dramas. Serena starts to date a musician; as much as Blair wants to forget about Nate, she tries to get him back, all the while Jenny is in love with Nate, and Nate can’t choose a girl. Dan and Vanessa are this on again off again couple where sex keeps getting ...more
Lucy Sisk
Aug 25, 2014 Lucy Sisk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
http://lola-kiss.blog.cz/1405/nechci-...

Blair a Serena jsou znovu nejlepší kamarádky a odjely spolu - a pro ně bohužel - i s rodinou na St. Barts. Eleanor a Cyrus tam strávili své líbanky, a také měli jedno malé překvapení pro svou rodinku. Paní Elanor Waldorf-Rose je těhotná! Blair je v šoku a není schopna se vyjádřit jinak, než že si dojde na toalety a udělá jedinou věc, kterou má pod kontrolou. Vyzvrací se.

Serena je neustále v obležení zpěváka Flow, i když mu dává najevo, že o něj příliš nest
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Angel Miller
Dec 10, 2014 Angel Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All I Want Is Everything by: Cecily von Ziegesar is a story centered around two wealthy, spoiled senior in high school girls; Serena and Blair. The other characters make this book a total win! Including Vanessa, a filmmaker, Dan a love struck poet, Nate Blair's ex-boyfriend, Jennifer who somehow manages to steal Nate. Don't worry she's just a freshman she has no chance and she's desperate for love. Once you start you won't want to stop. All the drama leaves you love sick. I recommend this book t ...more
Tara Frye
I thought this book was okay for a gossip girl book. I don't know I like Gossip Girl books But, after a while of reading Gossip Girl. I just feel like a snob. I mean I know its supposed to be snobby because, It's about girl's who live on the Upper East side and all But, I don't want to feel that way when I'm reading a book.I really like the way some of the characters in this book change. They are less bratty in this book compared to before. Well there is only one character who never changes and ...more
Elior Yaakobi
Apr 06, 2013 Elior Yaakobi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I was reading the book I watched the TV show, and I had to do a work about it.
I think it was a really great book. :)
Tiffany Spencer
PLOT: After the Black and White formal Blair and Serena go to Saint Bart's on a vacation to join up with Blair's mom and new stepdad Cyrus. Aaron goes along with a friend Miles. He discovers that he's starting to want Blair as more than a sibling and basically is in his feelings the whole trip. While a famous singer becomes obsessed with Serena and keeps sending her anonymous gifts. Nate and Jenni get caught up in a scandal involving an intimate moment caught on tape. Dan struggles with writer's ...more
Nuska
May 07, 2016 Nuska rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Besides wearing designer clothes, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin's shoes, Blair Waldorf is this attractive brunette who has birthday on November the 15th, loves Cinema, rejects any guy who is not absolutelly special (which leaves her only a slight margin to fall in love) giving them even fake telephone numbers and has this tendence to smoke, drink (gin and tonic) and eat too much. Her best friend is a still more attractive blonde who sets all attention over her, so they have ...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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