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Nothing Can Keep Us Together (Gossip Girl #8)

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  8,137 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I get everything and everyone we want. Snagging the latest Marc Jacobs bag or your best friends boyfriend isn't pretty, but it's always hot . . . It's almost graduation and our lives are really heating up. Everybody's into college and it's obviously time to party - as if we hadn't been doing that already! Wil ...more
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Poppy (first published September 1st 2005)
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Alannah Clarke
When I first started reading the gossip girl series, I thought they were brilliant. It offered excitement, betrayal and friendship, among other things. But as the series has progressed, it seems Cecily von Ziegesar has run out of ideas. The will-they-won't-they relationship of Blair and Nate/ Serena and Nate has begun to get irritating, and the constant shakiness of Blair and Serena's friendship, likewise Vanessa and Dan's relationship, is off-putting. This book, like the last few, has become ra ...more
Amy (amyb2332)
I'm not really sure why I keep reading this series. I guess that this point it is mainly to finishing them. The tv show really is much better.
If I remember correctly, I think it was about everyone going off for summer vacation. Actually it was kind of sad, because hardly any couples were together (like Blair and Nate)!! It was good, although I would have liked it better if there was more romance... even though that sounds really weird. I am excited to read the last two books in the series, and the next one that I think is coming out this fall! When I first picked up this series, I didn't think I would like it, but it turns out that I ...more
Jun 13, 2013 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: poor teen girls who wish they were getting drunk and making out with other girls at boarding school
I am too old and too poor and too jaded to be reading these books and yet, unperturbed, I keep buying them second hand from Amazon and reading them all the same. They are terrible and inappropriate and, like all the best books, far too old for the people who are actually reading them seriously.

I am not recommending them to you or anyone(especially not your twelve year old sister) but hey: I'm gonna read them all anyway. I'm gonna read them with no thought for my poor brain cells screaming in ag
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Picks up where book 7 leaves off. This book revolves around graduation. As always there are some scandals...
-a boy that may not graduate due to a theft at school
-another boy that declares his love for a girl by announcing he will skip college to stay in the city with the girl he loves
-a on-again/off-again couple are off-again and he has a new girlfriend
-a girl has snagged herself the main of her dreams.
The book ends with the graduation night party where most everything changes yet again!
Natalie Sofferman
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Just one question: If this is the last book taking place in the school year (they graduate, except Jenny), how come there three more books after this? Seriously, the only person I actually like is Serena and she's getting on my nerves. This book is pure trash and I can't understand how others read it.
Everyone graduates and has a party. To tell you the truth, I'm getting a little bored with all the partying, shopping, hooking up, breaking up, and getting back together. I mean, how many ways can you tell the same story?
Lizabeth Beato
This book was so boring, like it was okay once i started reading it, but like in the middle & ending it was horrible,it's a shock that i finished it. o.o
Karen Voigt
For some reason I figured that this would be better than the first one I read... Should have learned the first time!
These books keep getting worse and worse. Arrrghhhhh why did I read them? Waste of time
Urgh. I hate Serena and Jenny. But finally! I read it.
I hate Serena and Nate.
Kaliegh Wheeler
Hook-up. Breakup. Shop. Name drop. Lose friends. Hook-up. Sex. Drugs. Breakup. Cheating. Cheating. Drugs. Hookup. Friends again. Not friends. Name drop. Sex. Breakup. Cheating. Shop. Cuss.

And that is how you summarize a Gossip Girl book.

Seriously, though, can a couple not stay together for longer than a book length!? Jesus

How did you manage to throw words together to make twelve of these books!? Stop beating that dead horse.

And speaking of words, fire your editor. I find so many grammatical e
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.

Rick Grimes
Not really a review on this particular book, but just a comment on one of the characters in this series.

Vanessa Marigold Abrams. She's my favorite character in the series, but she's also the most butchered up character in regards to the television adaptation of Gossip Girl.

In the novels, she's this independent, pale-skinned, shaven-headed, punk rock filmmaker who goes to the same school as Blair, Serena, and Jenny, and she even winds up being friends and roommates with Blair (as shown in this p
The character of Lord Marcus Beaton-Rhodes is introduced in Nothing Can Keep Us Together. He becomes the new boyfriend of Blair and is often described as a “hotter, taller, more refined, better-bred, British version of Nate…”. Lord Marcus is a Yale graduate and comes from a wealthy background. He even refers to designer Oscar de la Renta as “Uncle Oscar”. A filmmaker, Ken Mogul is back as he is directing a modernized version of Breakfast At Tiffanys entitled Breakfast At Fred’s set at the restau ...more
Was it just me or was senior year incredibly long? It took the author FOREVER to reach the graduation ceremony. Not only that, but the characters were just circling around in their obnoxious behavior like always. Except, what was with Nate crying all the time? He went from total stoner hard ass to a complete pansy. Every time he started to cry over something completely unnecessary, I wanted to reach into the book and slap him across the face. Anyways, there really was nothing new per say in this ...more
Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
Well, this read was bittersweet. I read to the 8th in a series for my Goodreads challenge, but I had always wanted to read the books behind the Gossip Girl tv show.

I had an internal debate as to whether I should finish the series. But after reading that the rest of the books in the series were written by ghost writers I lost my motivation to finish the whole thing. PLUS there is a rather large pile of books I have read and checked out from the library sitting next to my nightstand!

So this book w
Jan 29, 2010 Brittany rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: GG Fans
How I Came To Read This Book: I own the rest of the series.

The Plot: So our core cast is getting very close to college, and this filler-esque book solves the biggest college question of them all surrounding Blair’s fate (who incidentally, is dabbling in things with Nate again). As a sideplot to end all sideplots, Jenny is somewhat written out of the books in anticipation of the ‘It Girl’ spin-off series that would save her from exile as the original series came to an end a few books later (too
Candy Boisvert
Jun 19, 2008 Candy Boisvert rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girly girls
Title: Nothing can keep us together (Gossip girl book #8)
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Copyright date: May 2005
Publisher: Little, brown
How many pages: 221 pgs
How long it took me to read: 11 days
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: being in the loop.

This book was purchased at: Chapter's
This book is: pretty amusing.
Other books by these authors: Gossip girl and It girl series
Favorite characters: Blair, Jenny, Chuck, and Erik
When and Where the story takes place: New York
Plot in a nutshell:
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Haley B
Nov 01, 2007 Haley B rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Dear Michelle
Gossip girls is the best book. Its about 3 best friends and having such a good time together. These girls like to party and like to mingle with boys. There is a lot of drama. These girls pretty much can do whatever they want but it always leads to more drama. These girls drink=[. There pretty bad. Some of the girls are like school girls. If they do there work in school and good grades they get to do whatever. But if they don't they don't get to do much. Practically everynight there
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
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This book was really interesting. In the book, I thought it was weird because everyones feelings changed about eachother towards the end of the book. Serena and Blair made up by the end (and kissed?!). Blair was mad at Serena because she stole her boyfriend from her, and her role in Breakfast at Freds, a remake of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Jenny was kind of all over the place trying to be cool and all. She even got kicked out of Constance because parents were complaining about her. I was surprised ...more
For some reason I am absolutely addicted to this series. I need to check out the tv show too, but right now the books are enough for me.

Nothing Can Keep Us Together is another deliciously decadent installment in the Gossip Girl series following primarily Serena, Nate and Blair, but an additional cast of friends and misfits too. I love how this series has the different types and how this one book in particular shows that all the types no matter the outward display pretty much feel the same toward
Claudia Kwanho
This book is about the lives of several teenagers in NYC and their extravagant lifestyles:
Blair had moved in with Vanessa but she moves out because she can't deal with that lifestyle anymore. She ends up moving into the Yale club and meets an English Lord named Marcus. She is also mad at Serena and Nate because they hooked up in the bathroom and cheated on her. Vanessa tries to date two boys at once: Aaron (Blair's brother) and Dan Humphrey. Dan Humphrey's sister Jenny Humphrey gets kicked out
Arra Abella
Mar 06, 2013 Arra Abella rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gossip Girl fans, Young Adult (Girls)
It was a thrilling read. I was really surprised on how some characters turned out to be or how their personalities are evolving. Vanessa was pretty scandalous, Dan was overly dramatic and if I might say, 'love drunk,' Nate was too emotional, Jenny wants change, and our two favorite girls, Serena and Blair, were pretty much themselves. But I'm still waiting for Chuck Bass. When will he be part of the real drama? I'm starting to feel the disappointment with regard to Chuck's character's lack of in ...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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