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Altijd dichtbij (Gossip Girl #9)

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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
Paperback, 246 pages
Published 2007 by Gottmer (first published May 10th 2006)
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Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

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: 8
World Building: 7
Flow: 9
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 8

In Dept

Best Part:
Blair gets some backfire!
Worst Part: Flip Flops!
Thoughts Had: Finally!!!; D and V better chill.


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: Finally Blair gets in trouble for the shit she's been pulling, spending 14k on a weddin
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
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
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
Feb 01, 2008 Helen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 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
Oct 21, 2012 PATRICK rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Nov 03, 2011 Julie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
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.
Oct 12, 2010 Aline rated it it was ok  ·  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!
Feb 04, 2008 Caitie rated it did not like it  ·  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.
Sep 11, 2007 Catherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kieran Ahearn
Not as good at the first one... :/
Elle Esse
My Original Post

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.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Kelsey Floriano
Mar 22, 2013 Kelsey Floriano rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Lucy Sisk

Blair se rozhodla strávit léto v Anglii, po boku svého vysněného lorda. V den, kdy si koupila svatební šaty - nikdo ji o ruku nepožádal - zjistila, že ten lord už má svou lady. Nemeškala a hned se rozjela domů, kde ji matka pokárala a donutila ji chudáčka Blair najít si brigádu.

Nate pracuje stále na střeše svého trenéra lacrosu, odpykává si trest a přitom se "skamarádí" s místní dívkou. Jejich vztah, ale nedopadne dobře, Nate si uvědomí, že chce jinou - Bl
2.5 / 5 stars rating

This review is also posted at

Audrey Hepburn never had to deal with this sort of crap. No, but then again, Audrey Hepburn's ass was kind of flat. But at least she could act.

Am I the only one annoyed by the fact that these characters never have any kind of growth or development? They never learn from their missteps, instead making the same mistakes time and time again. Did Dan and Vanessa honestly think it was a good idea to move in toge
Jul 31, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Summer is here and things are heating up for our recent high school graduates in the ninth book of the pop culture phenomenon that is Gossip Girl. Sadly, Only In Your Dreams is the first of the series to be written by a ghost writer instead of Cecily von Ziegesar and it definitely shows.

But the ghost writer does capture Cecily’s series in a way the mimics her style perfectly. While it isn’t the best of the series, it is still juicy and stylish in the way that only Gossip Girl can be.

Everyone’s f
Nov 24, 2008 Yasmina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 25, 2008 Brittany rated it liked it  ·  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
Emily Lucas
Apr 18, 2012 Emily Lucas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Ashley Swift
Sep 30, 2008 Ashley Swift rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any one that likes to read about the rich and famous
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
Nov 07, 2015 Meghan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ninth novel in the Gossip Girl series. Everyone is living in their dreams, or well at least they are trying to. Blair has left for London to follow and marry her lord, but when that turns sour she dashes home, with wedding dress in toe, ready to start working for a famous designer on a movie she wanted the lead for. But Serena has that role and she thought she'd make it as a movie star, but so far her attempts have been less than satisfactory. Vanessa had the dream role of helping to direct ...more
Barbara M
Oh yes, welcome to New York City's Upper East Side; snobbish, name-dropping, gucci and Jimmy Choo-wearing, shallow, etc, etc. I can't think of enough nasty things to say about this book. But then I didn't watch Sex In the City which it has can been compared to "for the younger set."

On the other hand, I'm not 16 years old so not liking it might come with the territory. I've hear parents asking for it for the teens and I've had parents complain about it as part of a library collection. I agree -
Candy Boisvert
Jun 19, 2008 Candy Boisvert rated it liked it  ·  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
Oct 12, 2010 Keilaa-Demi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 05, 2011 Ebony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Miss Bookiverse
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
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
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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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