Altijd dichtbij (Gossip Girl, #9)
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Altijd dichtbij (Gossip Girl #9)

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  6,215 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Welkom in de Upper East Side, New York, waar mijn vrienden en ik er alles aan doen om ons imago van feestbeesten en shopverslaafden hoog te houden. Je weet wie we zijn en je mag het best toegeven: je zou willen dat je bij ons hoorde.

Stap in de wereld van Gossip Girl, waar je je zonder teenslippers van Jimmy Choo en zonder Gucci-zonnebril cht niet kunt vertonen. Maar waar o...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published 2007 by Gottmer (first published May 1st 2006)
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Tiny Pants
I'm importing a lot of these reviews from my blog, so these are from the point at which I read these books. This was the first Gossip Girl book I read, and I went on to read the first book within a week of reading this one, so I must have liked it more than it sounds here:

This book wasn't very good, but I still read it in pretty much one sitting. The most surprising thing about it wasn't the sex (a lot of sex was alluded to, but no one actually had any) but how much the characters smoked. They a...more
Nancy
The name of this book is called Only in your dreams by Cecily von Ziegesar. Of course as part of the gossip girl series it has a lot of drama and its very intense with much gossip around with everyone in the book. Its the summer before they all head off to college and its a very sizzling one because Blair goes to London with her boyfriend Lord Marcus. He of course is very high in his power and in where he lives in. Chuck is a bit jealous of their relationship. Nate goes back to the Hamptons. The...more
Helen
I felt like very little happened in this book. I also found some continuity errors and typos.

One of the things that annoys me about Serena, Nate, and Blair is that they sometimes seem so dissociative and vapid in their thinking...like thinking is just soooo hard and they can't quite wrap their brains around something obvious. They feel annoyed, confused, or unsettled, but because they don't like the unpleasant feeling, their brains circumvent thoughts that would lead to that feeling.

I just pictu...more
Ericafoferica
What do I REALLY think of this book? Let me spell it for you: B-O-R-I-N-G! At least Nate finally got over his crying spurts. Actually, this book makes it feel like that never even happened. But anyways, let me just break down the repetitive storyline for you: Serena attempts to be an actress and falls for her co-star, Thad (surpirse, surprise). Vanessa and Dan are on the mend and then break up again after Vanessa finds Dan with another girl (surprise, surprise). Blaire looses that Lord guy, fall...more
PATRICK
i'm so entertained right now, review soon

march 21 post

this is also posted in my blog THE DAILY FATRICK

The ninth book in the Gossip Girl series creatively written by the ever-catty Cecily von Ziegescar, Only In Your Dreams, is the eight book I’ve read in the year 2013.

Have you ever tried reading a book where in the first fifty pages were just plain boring and you almost gave up reading the whole thing and then you realized it’s the last page? Well, this book is certainly entertaining. In the begi...more
Sumney
Things I liked:
-book 9 and beyond tell you about the summer after there senior year so I think this series *could* end right before they are all freshmen in college.
Cecily could've ended this awesome series after our favorite upper east siders graduated from Contance Billard but she didn't, she's keeping this story going and that makes me really happy!

-The interesting storylines!
Serena becomes an actress in a movie and Blair gets a job on the set working for Bailey Winter who is one of the mos...more
Julie Herr
Everything about these books is starting to get redundant. The characters, the settings, parties, situations are all the same. There is no time in between the books so we pick up right where we left off but everything is rehashed and nothing changes by the end of the book except how close the characters are to college.
Caitie
Feb 04, 2008 Caitie rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the Gossip Girl TV show (but only the really big fans)
Recommended to Caitie by: Reena
Shelves: young-adult
This is by far my least favorite book in the entire series. It's the culmination of many ridiculous story lines (even for this series) with Serena's starring role in a major motion picture, Blair's tryst with a British Lord, and the boring repercussions of Nate stealing his lax coach's Viagra.
Aline
Oct 12, 2010 Aline rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody!
Shelves: chick-lit
I really dislike this one!
I can't see why showing us the misbehaviour of spoiled teenagers is interesting. If it was there to serve a plot, it would be OK. But talking about it just for the pleasure of talking about it seems just silly to me!
Catherine
Sep 11, 2007 Catherine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: GIRLS WHO LOVE DRAMA BOOKS
THIS BOOK HAS A LOT OF DRAMA AND ITS A VERY GOOD BOOK
Elle Ess
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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.

A...more
Yasmina
Only in Your Dreams takes place during the last summer before the gang heads off to college. Blair is across the Atlantic with Lord Marcus. Serena is given an apartment as she prepares for her new movie role in the modern version of Breakfast at Tiffany's; Vanessa is also working on the film. Daniel has a job at the famous Strand bookstore, while Nate is working off his graduation deal by fixing his coach's house. Blair is put into a hotel by Lord Marcus, who introduces her to a kissing cousin w...more
Ashley Swift
Sep 30, 2008 Ashley Swift rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any one that likes to read about the rich and famous
Likes
There aws a lot to like about this book. I liked that even though all of the rich students that go to the private school in the upper East Side of Manhattan dont think that they dont need to go to School because thier parents have alot of money. They dont just think that they dont have to get a good educationto get a good job because mos rich kids think that their praents will pay for everything. . instead these students look foward to graduating high school so they can go to a good unive...more
Brittany
Dec 30, 2009 Brittany rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People reading the GG series
How I Came To Read This Book: I just kept on reading the GG series…I think this is one of the last, if not the last one I read / own, other than the prequel.

The Plot: Graduation is over, but we’ve still got a summer with our stars before they go their separate ways and the series runs it course (unlike the TV show, which has actually flourished outside of that pesky high school environment). Blair is off in London with her British Lord of a boyfriend with wedding bells ringing in her head. Seren...more
Candy Boisvert
Jun 19, 2008 Candy Boisvert rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girly girls
Title: Only in your dreams (Gossip girl book #9)
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Copyright date: 2006
Publisher: Little, brown
How many pages: 232 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, the Hamptons
Plot in a nutsh...more
Keilaa-Demi
This book is another good book by Cecily von Ziegesar. It takes place during the summer after everybody's senior year at high school. Blair is happy with her new French boyfriend and Nate is spending the summer on his parent's vote. Serena is staying in New York, living life like the actress that she is and is going shoppping everyday. Vanessa's sister is back in town and her new boyfriend is taking Vanessa's room. Hence, Vanessa has to go to live with Dan, who is nervous about it. Their summer...more
Kelsey Floriano
Heart-aching-teen-throbbing-moviestar fans are not to be messed with. We know what we want- cliche breakups, Big City drama, drugs, sex.. The whole 20 yards that the star quaterback on the football team would throw just to see the hot girl with no sense of reality, cheer him on. All of that, with a dramatic twist. But, don't forget the cherry on top of that sundae.
Cecily Von Ziegesar delivers all that gossip in "Only in your dreams," (The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series, $9.99). From the...more
Emily Lucas
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Jenia
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Kayla
There is a scene in this one that I think I laughed at harder than any of the others. (view spoiler)

This one was a quick read, super cute. I hadn't noticed the first couple times I read the series the theme in this book is jobs.... they all have them in this book, but for different reasons.

Also, it's nice not to have Jenny...more
Infinite Playlist
Hm. I think I've simply outgrown Gossip Girl novels. I used to love reading them a few years ago but now that I'm older and watched (& enjoyed) season 1 and 2 of the series, it's just like a lolly that has been licked too many times. All the mentioning of clothing labels and designer brands in every chapter were annoying all of a sudden and the characters did their same old same, Serena and Blair ex-friends, best-friends again, Blair over Nate, Blair still into Nate, Dan not with Vanessa, Da...more
Ebony
Gossip Girl books are very entertaining. Even though there is a t.v show for the series,in every book you can picture everything thats going on; just as if you were watching the show itself. Basically, the Gossip Girl books are about the lives of the Upper Eastside's richest most popular i-have-everything-and-more type of teens. Most people think these types are stuck up and snotty. But in reality, they have problems just as everyone else. In this particular story, everyone is preparing for coll...more
Lisa
This is the last gossip girl book before, Blair, Serena, Nate go to College. Blair is with Lor Marcus. Serena is working on therter here in NYC, Remaking Breakfast at Tiffany's (Fred's) Nate is hooking up with girls and trying to hide the fact that he still likes Blair.
I can make a text to world connection. In this book, all the people who are going to College forget about their old friends. Blair and Serena are in a maybe Fued and Nate is hating himself for hooking up with Jenny in the bathro...more
Peeta M.
This is probably my least favorite Gossip Girl book. I don't like how Blair's subplot with Lord Marcus ended without any conclusions, like she just left London and that was it. I didn't really enjoy reading about Serena's job either, but I liked Vanessa and Dan's situation development. I hated Tawny and Bree, but at least they were sort of necessary minor characters that prodded Nate and Dan to realize that they still had feelings for Blair and Vanessa, respectively.
Liz (Consumed by Books)
These books are my brain candy. I enjoy them, but I don't love them. One a year about fills my craving.

This particular book mainly discusses the difficulties characters have in finding or keeping a job after high school graduation and stabilizing their relationships. Most of the characters make me laugh in some way or another. They're all really meant to be over the top and ridiculous, or just plain stupid at times.

I have to say that with this book, I finally started to notice that Ziegasar has...more
Kendall
It is officially summer. Blair goes to London to be with lord marcus, but he spends more time with his second cousin then he does with her so she flies back to New York. There she gets a job working for a fashion designer. She falls for a guy in Serena's building. Serena is working on her movie. She falls for her co-star Thaddeus, but she later finds out he is gay. Vanessa moves in with Dan. She gets a job with Ken Mogul on Serena's movie. Dan starts dating Bree, and when Vanessa finds out they...more
Alissa
The book Only In your Dreams, is about the group of friends, Serena, Blair, Dan, Vanessa, Jenny and Nate who are back for the summer. They all have graduated, and are ready for summer.They know about thier colleges and are working for the summer. Serena has a hollywood job, Nates working for his coach and Dan works at the library. Blair meets a guy in London but decides to leave. Jenny ofcourse the fun youngest one is with her mom in Prague studying art. At the end they all get together except f...more
Christina Marie Rau
I am shamelessly addicted to the CW show Gossip Girl, so I figured I should read one of the books. In Book 9, the characters were similar. I kept comparing as I read, but realized that I liked them just the same. Oh, Cecily von Ziegesar, you are a smart cookie. Writing a book aimed at teens about rich teens who do all the bad things real teens dabble in. Writing a book that's centered around a blog. Writing a book that offers chapters in short snippets to capture teen TRL attention spans. I wish...more
Steph
This book was actually alright. I don't really see the purpose since they are all out of school, but this wasn't as bad, I would see. I think I'm liking them better since it's about to end. Anyway, in this one, Serena becomes an actress, Blair goes to England with Lord Marcus (then comes back with an $18,000 wedding dress (can someone say nutcase?), Nate works in Hampton so he can get his diploma, Dan mets this yoga girl, Jenny is in Prague (I think, don't quote me on this one), and Vanessa gets...more
Steven
The Breakfast at Tiffany's remake takes up the majority of this book's plot time, and actually turns out to be a much better idea than it sounds - it provides some lovely character moments for Blair, Serena and Vanessa. The eventual twist in Serena's tale is one you can see coming a mile off, but that doesn't make it much less enjoyable. Nate's arc in this story is a bit of a misfire - nothing terribly interesting happens to him, and it's not told in a terribly interesting way, and that unfortun...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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