Nothing Can Keep Us Together (Gossip Girl, #8)
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Nothing Can Keep Us Together (Gossip Girl #8)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  7,231 ratings  ·  123 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
Annabella
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
Amy
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...more
Emily
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Melissa
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!
Peeta M.
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...more
Karen Voigt
For some reason I figured that this would be better than the first one I read... Should have learned the first time!
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.

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Yasmina
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
Ericafoferica
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...more
Brittany
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...more
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:...more
Jenia
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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...more
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
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Emily
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
Crystal
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...more
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...more
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
Nancy
The name of this book is called Nothing can keep us together By Cecily Von Ziegesar. Its another one of those gossip girl series that you just cant get enough of. It about the upper east side and the people there. Its pretty intense because its almost graduation and its time to know if Blair got in Yale or not. And does the affair that Nate is having with another woman going to be revealed? Now that everyone is into college its time to party and have more fun than possible. Blair gets a new boy...more
Liz (Consumed by Books)
I know, I know the Gossip Girl books are not the most intellectual but they happen to serve as my literary guilty pleasure and I was forced to spend 3 hours on an airplane this morning (I at least only read like 2 or 3 of these books in a calendar year).
For those unfamiliar with Gossip Girl, these novels are about the lives of very, very spoiled and rich high school teenagers who go to private schools in New York city. As I read this book, I kept on feeling like I was watching several of the cha...more
Steven
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Lisa
The character of Lord Marcus Beaton-Rhodes is introduced in Nothing Can Keep Us Together. He becomes the new boyfriend of Blair and is described as a hotter, taller, more refined, better-bred, British version of Nate. Nate and Serena are now together. Blair is real t t Virginity to Nate, and they both love him.
I can make a text to world connection. Nate Blair Serena are best Friends but they get mad at eachother all the time, and so do people in real life.

i gave this book 5 stars. Love Gossi...more
Doreen
Reading this, I sense that the series, at least the first part, is drawing to a close, as Blair and Serena and gang graduate a/o head their separate ways. They're all growing and learning and muddling their ways through being hot, beautiful messes, and it's a joy to experience. Most importantly, the bond of friendship between B & S is celebrated, despite the things they do to each other, and it's nice to see that kind of unstinting love affirmed. I also think that the narrator, the Gossip Gi...more
Kendall
Blair moves out of Vanessa's and into the Yale club where she meets Lord Marcus. Blair does the Graduation speech, and lord marcus invites her to England for the summer. Vanessa continues to date Aaron, but she is hooking up with Dan behind his back. Aaron and vanessa break up. Dan is the graduation speaker for his school, and he decides to defer school so he can stay with vanessa. Nate does not get his diploma because he stole viagra, and he is very sad because he misses blair. Serena gets a ro...more
Ella
My favorite Gossip Girl. Graduation chapter. Last book Cecily wrote except for prequel and sequel
Hannah Norman
One of the better in the series for quite a while.
Morgan  (=
Gossip Girl books leave you completely in suspense or wondering what will occur in the next book. This book left me astonsihed and even upset for one character. The book was about Blair and Serena, two best friends, going head-to-head to be cast in a major Hollywood production. I think that the descion of who gets the part (Serena or Blair) was a really poor one on the directors' part because I supported the character who didn't get the part in earlier fights. The book had such a strong plot an...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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