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I Will Always Love You (Gossip Girl #12)

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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  4,198 ratings  ·  140 reviews
Blair, Serena, Nate, Dan, and Vanessa went off to live their lives. Now they're coming home for the holidays. A lot can change in a few months . . . but some things never do. It finally happened: we went to college. We started over. No one knows who we've coveted, what we scored on the SATs,where our parents live, or when we became debaucherous. We've learned new things, m ...more
Hardcover, 385 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Poppy (first published 2009)
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Rachel Shields
Finally I finished the Gossip Girl book series. Personally, I have to say I prefer the show. The books are not very organized and tend to have the same dull plot each time. There are no twists or surprises, no mystery or scandal. I have to say that out of all of the books, I liked this one the best. Most of the book is organized in three parts, each fast forwarding to New Years at the beginning of the new section. All of the characters are maturing (if you could even call it that), and each year ...more
PurplyCookie
The entire "Gossip Girl" series was created to be a guilty pleasure and a "Sex and the City for the younger set" and they have achieved their goal. This latest installment of the original Gossip Girl cast is everything the others were: fun, light and breezy. It is not a book to be taken seriously, none in the Gossip Girl series is, and it is an easy read that doesn't require much thinking or analyzing. It certainly lived up to my expectations: it was fun.

For the first time, a book in this series
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Tiny Pants
I had low, low, low expectations for this book -- I was worried the ghostwriters would come up with something crazy, that they'd ruin the way the series had originally ended (which I'd found if not satisfying then at least unexpected), or worst, that this was going to become some kind of hideous tie-in with the TV series, which while I enjoy it on its own terms I feel like is sacrilege in terms of the way the characters were developed in the books.

And yet -- surprise -- I LOVED IT. I was worried
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Booksaremylife
why cecily why? okay to be honest ive bought and read all the books years ago except this one and it had to be you. they were in my library but ive never had the time today i decided to read. after years it was nice to be hearing about my youngly addict drama. but why cecily? why did you have to mix the books with shows? i've loved the others so much but why? i mean it wasn't that bad and actually good but there are some parts that i really hate:
1) the books were always about blair serena and na
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Hilarystrindberg
Finally, the end to the almost plot-less, airheaded book series. I only read the books to see how the author portrayed everything and really? It was utter nonsense. The characters were basically all the same: ambitious airheads. Even Blair and Dan, supposedly 'smart' people, were just dumb and annoying. Nate .... he's hot, sure, but he deserved to be ditched by the girls. That was the only realistic thing in the whole ENTIRE SERIES.
You could pull the characters out of the setting and put them i
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Molly
I went into this one with fairly low expectations. They were...met, I guess? I certainly wasn't all that disappointed, mostly because not one thing that happened was surprising. I've actually become a fan of the tv show, after reading the books in high school and college. This is ostensibly the last one, so I was curious enough about how it all ends in book-world to pick this one up.

The plot (if one can call it that) is the same that can be found in the other 11 novels in the series: Blair and S
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Amanda
I'd have to say after reading the last of the series in a fairly consecutive order with little other material in between, things flowed nicely, but the repetitiveness and the name dropping did get old REAL quick. I can happily say I'm done with the series, with the exception of the prequel. I'm going to hold off reading it and read other novels for the time being. I need a bit more substance!

With this novel it didn't feel like the author was grabbing at straws as much. This novel felt much close
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Ari
IQ "And that's what I feel like college is all about. Figuring out what's important to you in life, the thing you'll follow to the end of the earth. Figuring out what you care about most", Dan pg. 191

So was this book not actually written by Cecily von Ziegesar? Because the cover just says 'created by'....the writing didn't seem as funny nor as satirical as it usually does so that's why I ask but then again its been about 2 years (I think) since I've last read a book in the Gossip Girl series. An
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Angelia Fransisca Rusli
This seems to be the last book of Gossip Girl.

This book was divided into four parts, each telling us about a year end holiday -and how they screw things up.

Blair and Serena, couldn't get over Nate -as ever. Nate couldn't choose between them. But they weren't the most interesting character here, because Chuck, Jenny and even Dan and Vanessa were. Vanessa was no longer bald. Dan was depressed, as usual, but as the story goes, it's quite interesting to see how he managed things up and how he mend
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Natalie
Okay, so I know I bitched about the last book or two (or three), but I really, really liked this one. The plot didn't get boring at any point, and I kind of loved how it was set over several years, as opposed to a week, as in the other books. It really allowed the characters to develop, for the first time.

Although I feel that the couples in this book were inspired by the TV show, since there's been absolutely no inkling that Blair and Chuck and Serena and Dan will get together in any of the prev
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Elle Esse
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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.

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Virginia
The ultimate Gossip Girl book, on a completely higher level of execution, poignancy and character development than the previous entries. Some may balk at the lack of closure but it's kind of the whole point and theme of the series. Compared to the abysmal ending of the Luxe series, this is a lesson in how to do it right; it feels like an ending as much as it feels like a beginning and either way it feels right for the characters and our investment in them. Excellent!
Amanda Lawford
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Erica Power
This book was interesting.. Unlike all the others it took place in 4 parts each ending up at the next New Years of that time. ( if that makes sense) This book, now that I think about it has no plot unlike the other ones in the series but it makes sense where it is the final book it can't start anything new. This was probably my least favorite book in the series. It took me about a month to finish this series and the series altogether is an amazing read! I loved the series so much and think its g ...more
Belle
Okay, so I pretty much devoured this book. I think I read it in like 30 minutes flat.
This Gossip Girl book has all the "wow" I expected in Don't You Forget about Me, and more, but I still could not get myself to say "it was amazing" becuase, well, it wasn't.
This book is done in a very different format than the others. It's over the course of all four of their college years (well, for Jenny I guess that's most of her high school year, huh?). I have to say, I really like that arrangement.
Some pret
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Karen
I Will Always Love You
Poppy Hachette Book Group 237 Park Avenue, New york, NY 10017
Cecily Von Ziegesar
$17.99 Pages.387
ISBN: 9780316043618

When everyone graduated from high school, the journey of life really begins. Then at some point there will be a high school reunion. The author of I Will Always Love You is Cecily Von Ziegesar. Cecily Con Ziegesar wrote other novels. For example, the It Girl series and the Gossip Girl series. I Will Always Love You is the latest novel of the Gossip Girl series.
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Diana
I Will Always Love You
By Cecily von Ziegesar
Poppy Hachette Book Group
Pgs 387 $17.99
ISBN: 9780316043618

High School teenagers have finally graduated from high school and are off to college, but not all of them went to college. Because of a few situations, some went straight into college, as the other dropped out. All their lives has changed and they went their own ways, but now, they are all coming back home for the holidays. Each have their own separate lives, but during this holiday break, i
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Lauren
Gossip Girl is one of my ultimate guilty pleasures because of the fact that it's scandalous and fast paced fun. I Will Always Love You was no different, of course.

I loved the fact that you got to see all of the original Gossip Girl characters because to me, they'll always be the true ones behind this series no matter what spin-offs come to be. Also I liked how you got see how Blair, Serena, Vanessa, Nate, Dan, and Jenny have changed and grown to be characters that are more responsible and grown
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Alex
This is the final installment of the vapid but addicting Gossip Girl series. Or, at least that is what it seems.

I loved these books in the beginning, but around Book 7 or so (whenever they started being penned by ghostwriters) I started to get really bored. I still picked them up from the library, but I didn't care at all. The quality SEVERELY dropped. And then the TV show came out. I will admit I haven't watched it, for the sole reason that the choices for the actors disappointed me greatly. (E
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Alexandra
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Stef
Serena and blair and nate are back also is everyone. this is the time where they are wondering where to go to college. this is finnlly when Nate (HOTT) will deicde on Serena or Blair, the 2 pretty loves of his lifes. They had some fights in this book. And the blog is still there to say everything. Jenny is at boarding school. Waverly boarding school sound fimilar?? Serenas old boarding school. She loves to copy her. which could be very annoying to Serena. But this does not get in the way of doin ...more
Lindsay Heller
Why did I read this? I hate to leave things unfinished. So when I discovered that a new Gossip Girl book had been published (new is relative, in this case I mean two years after book eleven hit shelves) about the old crew taking place over their college years I couldn't not read it. The thing to remember about the Gossip Girl books these days is that they are not the television show. [Though, personally, I prefer the show.] In the books drama queen Blair and too perfect Serena were constantly bi ...more
Manoja K.
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Aleya
OMG LOL I loved this book I think it was a good to this Cecily vo Ziegesar how done oit again. I'm so glad that in the end Blair and Serena finally got it together and stopped fighting over Nate.... for now. Reading this book makes me realize how much and love the books and how sometime I wished to cw show would sometimes go along with the books like it kind of did in the beinging. Cause I sometime feel bad for people who never read the books see the show then want to read it the get all kinds o ...more
Mayra
This is a book that I take out of the library again and again. Extreme guilty pleasure. This series has begun to seem more like a tribute to New York than an actual story with a plot. Every section of this book was the same. Serena, Blair, and Nate. The three of them have been friends forever. "Natie!" Serena continues to scream in every section and I thought she just wanted to be his friend, but she has proven this assumption wrong several times. He's in love with both of them and I'm sure that ...more
Allyson (Belle)
I know that most people think that these books are really awful and shouldn't even be considered literature, but really the only people who are going to like these books are girls who love drama and designer labels. Thankfully, I am one of those girls so I have always adored this series. I started reading these like 7 or 8 years ago back in middle school and I'm glad that after all those years I re-read the first couple and finally finished the series.

For me, it was a bittersweet end. I know tha
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Brittany
How I Came To Read This Book: I think after I read the GG prequel I went online to look up how many books were left in the original series that I hadn't read, and stumbled upon the release of this one.

The Plot: The book borrows from both Megan McCafferty's Charmed Thirds and David Nicholls' One Day in that we see our characters during the breaks in their college years only, specifically in and around New Year's Eve. Over the four 100-page sections, all of the major and bit players make an appea
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Babette
PREVIOUS BOOKS
I’d like to talk (very shortly) about the previous books. Gossip Girl is a series of 13 books and a lot can happen. If you aren’t familiar with Gossip Girl, here’s the storyline in a nutshell: gossip and scandals from today’s Upper East Side teenagers. I think that’s about it. I have to admit, I had some trouble with some characters and their personalities. But that didn’t resist me from stop reading all the books because it’s just so juicy and addicting.

THE LAST BOOK
I was quite ha
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Chelsea Gouin
Ughhh, what do I say about this book?? Well, it is the longest and last Gossip Girl. And...I just don't even know. :p At points I really was interested in what was going on, it was shocking and dramatic and in perfect soap opera fashion. Then everyone was happy for awhile, when they weren't obsessing over Nate and the Triangle. But...it didn't end there because none of these people can truly be happy unless they are fighting over Nate. And honestly, I really hated Nate by the end of this book. H ...more
Emily Lucas
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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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“Nate stared, slack-jawed as the cab merged with the traffic and became impossible to spot. That was it.
They chose each other.
Just then, the dark sky lit up with fireworks. A cab sailing the street honked in celebration . In the night air , Nate thought he could hear Serena and Blairs' laughter, though he knew that was impossible; they were too far away by now.
But as we know, in this city anything is possible”
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