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Notorious (It Girl #2)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  5,332 ratings  ·  122 reviews
Popular Gossip Girl character Jenny Humphrey is making a splash at Waverly Academy, an elite boarding school in New York horse country where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time.It's less than a week into school, but Jenny's already been caught with her roommate's boyfriend (in bed!), flashed the whole school at a field hockey game, a ...more
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Poppy (first published June 1st 2006)
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Hayley W.
At Waverly boarding school, no one could get enough drama in Cecily von Ziegesar's "Notorious", just one of the series. So when Jenny, a new student, ended up sharing a dorm room with Callie and Brett, two of the most popular girls in school, she knew she was in for a wild ride. Actually, she was bunking in the most popular and breathtaking girl's bed-Tinsley Carmichael, Callie and Brett's best friend. She heard rumors all the time about Tinsley and whether she was coming back after her suspens ...more
Asia A.
Notorious is the second book in the series The It Girl (by Cecily Von Ziegesar.) I found this one much more interesting than the first novel, The It Girl, because it was really intense, and kept me on the edge. Jenny Humphrey is still recovering from the fact she was almost expelled from Waverly Academy her first night there when legendary Tinsley Carmichael, another student who was expelled last year, arrives. Tinsley is described to be beautifully intimidating, and she gives Jenny the cold sho ...more
Alicia Moore
Notorious is one of the great The It Girl series. It is second in line to The It Girl. This book could potentially have a lot of controversy, looking up to stereotypical and cliche ideas of rich beautiful people at a boarding school. Very similar to Gossip Girl, there are a lot of scandalous scenes with Tinsley, who is now back from her suspension, and Jenny, the 'new girl'. Callie, the typical blonde, starts up her own drama, constantly comparing herself to Tinsley. Brett's affair with Mr. Dalt ...more
I hate how these basically plotless books manage to keep me interested somehow. They're such light readings and perfect for when you don't want to think too much about twisting plots or anything like that. It's just such a guilty pleasure for a lazy day.
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My Review: The It-Girl series are fun, slightly leading towards trashy, guilty pleasures. Notorious in particular is a drama-packed sequel, that while in my opinion not as good as first, holds the promise for the series to get better.
When Hooked: Immediately. The cliff-hanger from the previous book draws you in and has you captured until the final page is turned.
Hookability: (8.5/10) I'll give the series props for it's hookability, when it hooks you it hooks y

Notorious (The It Girl series #2)
by Cecily von Ziegesar
288 pages
Little, Brown Young Readers $9.99
ISBN 031601186X

Jenny Humphrey had reinvented herself as the 'New Jenny' in hopes of fitting more perfectly into the elite and admired society at Waverly Academy, pristine and privileged co-ed boarding school in upstate New York. Towards the end of the first novel, the It Girl, it seemed she had successfully done so. Until the devil in the latest yet-to-be-marketed
Although the sequel to The It Girl wasn't as intense and fast-paced as its predecessor, it still held the guilty charm that all of the It Girl books seem to hold (on second thought, that all gossipy, fashion books seem to hold). I didn't particularily like Tinsley's arrival or her attitude (but who does?) but I suppose that's the way we're supposed to see her. In that case, the author did a great job of portraying the Queen Bee as the self-centered, twisted girl she is.
As Jenny and Brett's frie
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Allison M. Rotonda for

NOTORIOUS contains more scandalous activity than a grocery store tabloid and is a far better read. Tinsley, Callie, and Brett were all best friends in room 303, living life at the top of the social food chain at Waverly Academy, until Tinsley is expelled and is replaced with another roommate, Jenny. Somehow Tinsley manages to gain re-admittance and quickly springs back into action, stirring things up with the new girl--and everyone else for that
 Ruth Noemi Rojas
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Candy Boisvert
Jun 19, 2008 Candy Boisvert rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gossip girl fans
Title: Notorious
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Copyright date: June 2006
Publisher: Little, Brown
How many pages: 276 pgs
How long it took me to read: 15 days
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: reading Gossip girl - it's a spin off.

This book was purchased at: Coles
This book is: not something I normally like reading
Other books by these authors: Gossip girl series
Favorite characters: Jenny, Brett, Easy, and Brandon
When and Where the story takes place: Waverly boarding school, Boston, New Yor
This book is about Jenny Humphrey, a freshmen in college trying to fit in with everybody. she's not as fresh, nor is she as pretty but she does have abnormally large breasts that people DO seem to notice. She dorms with three rather popular girls on campus and only one is nice to her. Tinsley, the girl that just returned from suspension is an instigator, trying to make things worse between Jenny and Callie. Callie's a popular girl too, whom also lives in their dorm. She was going out with this ...more
After a long summer, Tinsley Carmichael has returned to Waverly Academy to regain her place as the "It Girl". She struts onto the campus, expecting everyone to worship her, but instead, finds a curly haired brunette with gigantic boobs in her old bed. Jenny introduces herself and Tinsley immediately dislikes her. Despite her hopes, she no longer has her two best friends. When they lay eyes on Tinsley again, things between them are awkward, to say the least, and Tinsley starts thinking that she's ...more
a spin-off from the Gossip Girl series, which i didn't know when i picked it up. like the gossip girl books, took me a while to get into the rhythm of all the people mentioned that all seem the same to me. but this book takes place at a boarding school instead of The City.

i kind of liked these characters better then in GG, because they seemed more real and didn't do crazy stupid adult things, which i find really annoying. maybe because they were at a boarding school and had more rules? but you w
Aiyanna Eileen
Has to be my favorite in the series. Jenny is a fresh freckled face at Waverly, and she's caught the attention of the guy everyone wants, Easy Walsh. So how does Easy's girlfriend feel about this? Cat fight to the DEATH, or atleast until the other girl's extentions fall out.

Some situations in this book are just laughable when I think the author was trying to take a more serious approach, it really didn't work. I enjoyed the book none the less. I believe I read it in 6th grade so most of the "try
Jenny Humphrey is much more annoying in the Gossip Girl series, but here she's quite tolerable, compared to the company she keeps. Callie Vernon is old money; her mother is Atlanta's governor. Brett Messerschmidt's parents are Jersey gauche; her dad a cosmetic surgeon, and her mum a big fan of animal print-leggings. And Tinsley Carmichael is the biggest bitch of all, but we're supposed to hate her.

In this instalment, Brett's been having a sexless affair with her adviser, and Tinsley decides to b
Notorious is the second book in the It Girl Series.When the queen(Tinsley Charmiceal) bee arrives back her old school she realizes that she has to share her thrown with the new Jenny Humphry, she is furious Tinsley is described to be beautifully intimidating, and she gives Jenny the cold shoulder the minute they mee.t. This book varies greatly from the first one because it uses many more adjectives and phrases to emphasize the mood tht is set in the particular chapter based on whats happening in ...more

I re-read this series often because I love the ton of characters and the consistent drama. I love the youthfulness of the young characters's voices and how nostalgic it makes me for teenagehood while at the same time reminding me how awful it was to only just stop being a child. This series is fun and quick and sometimes even has a cool wise message but overall it's a guilty pleasure series. The events are cliche, the descriptions of clothing are lost on me, and the lack of characterization for
Chanceya Shelton

In Notorious, Jenny enrolls into Waverly Academy and is surrounded by elitist. Tinsley, the former "Queen Bee" of Waverly returns and is wanting her throne once again. Jenny, Callie, Tinsley, and Brett all share a dorm together and they go through many obstacles that test their "friendship". Callie and Jenny both have their eyes on Easy Walsh, while Brett and Tinsley have their's on Mr. Dalton, who will end up with who? With the relationship problems, can these four girls overcome this teen gir
I can't believe I just finished another It Girl book today. It was such a fun and addictive read. I'm moving on to another one.
Troi Dixon
I thought It was mainly your typical clique of girls, I like that it gives you sort of an outside-in perspective.
from reading this book, i was really able to enjoy reading again. i haven't been able to raed a enjoyable book in so long. i remembered reading the first book in 9th grade, however never knew there was a sequel to the whole story. Anyways, i found this book a couple of days ago, and to find out from my friends that it was a sequel. So, i said why not give it a try. well, it's not that bad. I actually really enjoyed it, and is waiting upon the next sequel to be acquiered from the library. So, i c ...more
This series is great. I like Gossip Girl, but The It Girl series is sooo good!! I'm addicted!
It doesn't help much that I'm pretty much broke and can't afford the next book lol but Notorious was seriously amazing! I can't describe why I liked it because of spoilers, but basically because it's at a boarding school and my longing for independence and dream to attend an elite, preppy boarding school (although it's a little too late for that) let me live vicariously through each of the girl's experie
I loved this book as well. Not as much as the first and I'm finding myself slipping out of the I LOVE THIS SERIES daze. But maybe it's only because some romances are just disapointing me in the direction their going. Oh well that can change easily! I still love how short of a time the book takes place over but how quickly I blaze through the pages. I can't wait to see what happens next. Unfortinitly I have to until the next book comes in the mail. Sad, sad. Definitly not a disapointing sequel!
Still chock- full of scandal and suspense, I found Notorious even better than the already undefeatable first book. (undefeatable is a word right? o.o)
I have to say, for most of the story I was infuriated to see no one stand up to megabitch Tinsley, but then, finally, Brett comes in! And she tells her off! I have to say I love those few pages.
This is an amazing book. The entire series is amazing. Just read it ;]
This book is about how Tinsley came back to a school call Waverly Academy because she was expelled from school. When she came back to the school her 1 of her friend was ignoring her. So she flirt with her friend's boyfriend. This book have so much complicated school problem that teenagers can relate too. This book remind me of gossip girl. So much drama in this book. It remind me of my middle school because my school have a lot of gossip.
Awesome book! I was hooked from the first page of the second book in the 'The It Girl' series.
In spite of not reading the first book, I could catch up in the second book. The characters are people u want to become for a day. They're smart, sarcastic, sophisticated, bitchy and fun - boys included. I wish I were in boarding school =P

Even if u're a suspense or horror genre fan, give this series a try and u'll be hooked. I promise.
Although the second book of the series wasn't as good as the first one, the plot was well written. There was a lot of drama and in a way I was satisfied with the ending. For Jenny who has just started becoming accostemed to Waverly things start to get chaotic when Tinsley return from being "expelled". Tension starts to flare within the four roommates. But can the four girls work things out before they break one another?
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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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“...forgiving is not the same as forgetting.” 108 likes
“Instead, she poured herself another drink. Tinsley was horrible, yes, but at least she was open about it. Callie couldn’t help feeling like Brett and Jenny were just as bad … just more secretive. But maybe it was just the wine talking. Maybe.” 2 likes
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