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I Like It Like That (Gossip Girl #5)

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  10,595 ratings  ·  199 reviews
It's spring break and love is in the air. Or is that a blend of Chanel no. 9 and Gucci Rush? Is there a difference?Blair moves in with Serena and they're back to being best friends. But will the love-fest last or will they end up tearing out one anothers newly highlighted hair? And speaking of new, Nate is on the straight and narrow, playing Nate-in-shining-armor to his cr ...more
Published August 1st 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published December 3rd 2003)
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The first four in the series were total fluffy throwaway, mostly only interesting if you are a fan of the TV series and are curious to see how the show diverges from the books (spoiler - Chuck is recreationally gay!) But this book is just out-and-out boring. Blair likes Serena's brother - fizzles into nothing when she realizes she still loves Nate. Jenny has a mysterious boyfriend - turns out that the only thing interesting about him is that he is not rich.

I had a hard time getting through this

Halfway trough the book I didn't see any progress in the story-line as well as the development of the main characters. The writing style is really annoying to me at this point, as well as the overall thoughts of the main characters. To me this book showed even more the lack of character-development and stayed with stereotype personalities then the previous ones in the series.
The quote below is an example. Serena just met a Dutch snowboarding team on holida
In the book, “I like it like that a Gossip girl novel”, what kept me reading was the interesting, catty, back stapping, teenage stories. I picked this book because I started watching the series on TV. And it got me interested and I wanted to see the differences. The portion of the book that was my favorite was the part where Jordy and Vanessa were on a date. The book interested me with the sneaky, evil planning, and back stapping things girls do behind even their own friend’s backs. This book ma ...more
Jenny Lee
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Blair is my favorite character in the books, and close to my favorite character in the TV show. What's weird about reading these is that I can't tell if they're actually being written better as the series progressive, or if I'm just more accustomed to it and it doesn't strike me as being as shitty. It has now been a week sense I read this and all I really remember happening in this, in particular, is that Blair almost fucks Serena's brother, who is described as hot. I like that Blair keeps almos ...more
miss vampire 101
oKAY I BORROWED THIS FROM THE LIBARY and i was sort of bored of blood sucking vampires and decided to cut it short and read normal books but why did i think this book was total bull shiat

because bad plot bad chapters bad everything and you know what i found myself bored of the series in under 30 mins

whoever said this book killed brain cells you are totally right i had an major exam the day after and my mind blanked all i could think about was bloody nat and whatever god help me please i should
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I heard so many people talking about Gossip Girl and how cool it was that I wanted to check it out, after being immensely disappointed by the series.
Well... The books are, at least this one, are not better! The plot was absent and uneventful. The characters boring and annoying. I found nothing positive to say about it and I will absolutely not read any others.
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.

Kari Ramirez
It's funny. Usually, I read the book before I see the movie, but there haven't been too many book series that TV shows have been based on that I've watched. Bones is one of them, but those books are so different it's really only the Temperance Brennan character who is the same. When I do read a book and see the movie I'm inevitably disappointed in how the movie portrayed a character or changed something. I hardly ever think the movie change was for the better, but in the case of Gossip Girl the ...more
Senior year, spring break. What other four words do you need to sum up the drama in this book?

This book is full of drinking (as always), drugs (as always), and relationships. As I've said before, I really like that Nate is beginning to mature into an adult. I'm also glad that he finally realized that Georgie is totally not even worth it. She's crazy and not the good kind. Serena on the other hand, she is constantly striving for attention. It's almost to the point where I wish I could slap her a
I would like to recommend this book my close friend Selena Frei. Because I always talk to her about the series and we both love gossip girl. I think the author wrote this book with the intention that this book would be great to young teens. My favorite character would have to be Jenny Humphrey because she is appealing but doesn’t let people walk over her. In the book she is caught between her relationship with Leo and her friendship with Elise Wells. I think every girl has been through that. My ...more
My expectations for "I Like It Like That" weren't very high considering I had no idea what would be brought up next. But I was impressed with how, for the most part, all of the characters matured in their own ways (and how certain people are beginning to get closer in relationships-- teehee!)

Anyway, in reference to my last review, where I had begun to speculate who Gossip Girl really might be and Chuck's (view spoiler), I can now confirm the fact that Chuck is
Paige Bradish
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Aug 25, 2008 Brittany rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Gossip Girl (Tv & Books)
Recommended to Brittany by: Myself
How I Came To Own This Book: I generally read all the GG books as they came first.

The Plot: Everyone's favourite private school princesses & prepsters are back and ready for Spring Break! Blair & Serena seem to be on the ins and ready to head out on a fabulous ski trip to Idaho - where they'll tangle with ex-boytoy Nate and his new wacky girlfriend Georgie. Meanwhile back in NYC, Dan is working at a literary journal, Jenny is spending time with her new squeeze, and Vanessa might
Blair moves in with Serena and they're back to being best friends. But will the love-fest last or will they end up tearing out one another's newly highlighted hair? And speaking of new, Nate is on the straight and narrow way, playing knight-in-shining-armor to his drug-crazy new girlfriend, Georgie. But he will definitely get more than he bargained for when he, Georgie, Chuck, Erik, Blair and Serena end up hanging out together in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Back in Manhattan Jenny is spending time with a
Tanna Ray
Spring break is here and love is in the air! Or is that a blend of Chanel no. 9 and Gucci Rush perfume? But reallly is there a difference? Serena and Blair move in together and they're back to being best friends. But will the love-fest last? Or will this friendship last or end up in fighting, that ends up in tearing out one anothers newly highlighted hair? Speaking of new, Nate is on the straight and narrow, playing the "Good Boy" role to his crazy new girlfriend, Georgie. He may get more then h ...more
Shanjida Kibria
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Alannah Clarke
Von Ziegesar's series about overprivileged Mahattanites moves location, all the way to the ski slopes. And Georgina Sparks is coming along for the ride, as well as the rest of the GG girl crew: Blair, Serena, Nate, Chuck Bass, etc.
Georgina does not need to be in the books. She first appeared in Because I'm Worth It, since Nate's whole weed smoking incident. He met her at the clinic and she pulled him into her world of self-destruction. Blair grimly calls her the "Miu Miu shorts slut" prior to th
Feb 04, 2008 Caitie rated it 3 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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Hey all you wonderful Gossip Girl fans, it's Alfreda again, and I am just here to give you the scoop on the latest Gossip Girl book that I have read. Ok well the last book was amazing as many of you know, it had lots of drama and more drama, and did I mention drama? Anyway this book is even more intense then other one I told you about. In this book they had drama with more couples of course, they had drama with themselves too. So if you enjoyed the first essay, I just know that you'll love this ...more
This book is filled with intense drama!! This book takes gossiping to a new level where the stories barely seem realistic. I really wish I could meet the author of Gossip Girl and see why she would write such a book like this. Hidden within the gossip there is a lot of dramatic stories that seem to me unrealistic. If I were to meet the author I would want to ask her why her books seem to promote teenagers having sex and how she feels about that since she does her own children. In the book for ex ...more
Wow! What an ending! (Although I won't spoil it for those who haven't read it)

This book focuses on our favourite Upper East Siders over the course of Spring break. As always, there are new romances, fights, and plenty of drama. Serena frustrated me in this book, however, due to her constant need for attention and urge to do something wild (which, of course, Georgie catches on to - another character who lacks depth).

The love the reader feels for the characters seems to grow, though, which is quit
Cristina Boncea
Serios, foarte cool. Se potrivește destul de mult cu serialul deși nu totalmente.
E vorba de vacanța de primăvară și Serena, Eric, Blair, Chuck, Nate și Georgina merg la Sun Valley la ski. Situația stă cam așa: Blair crede că e îndrăgostită de Eric (aici nu e gay și e mai mare decât Serena), Nate o vrea pe Blair dar e cu Georgie. Dan s-a despărțit de Vanessa și s-a angajat la Red Letter după care și-a dat demisia. Vanessa îl vrea pe Dan. Jenny e cu Leo până când află că e sărac și plictisitor și
Nicole West
Another book finished, and SO many things have changed in the storyline. I honestly don't even want to say that I know exactly how a character is going to act when they turn around and suprise me in the following book! The only thing I can sort of seem to count on happening is the fact that gilmoregirl is still anonymous and loving it. I love it too. No need to spoil all the fun!
Nenia *Genghis Khan soaked in sherbet*
Nenia read this book in the comfort of her $25 self-assembly Target chair while drinking a Dr. Pepper Throw Back. She was wearing Mossimo-brand jeans that she'd gotten on 75%-off for $5, and an off-season peasant top from Kohls. As she read, she picked up her drink with a hand ending in chipped nail polish. NYC. The sparkles made up for the cheapness.

She found herself focusing on the brand names of her middle class lifestyle rather than focusing on the book itself because the book itself was dul
"I Like It Like That" is about Georgina and Nate getting further apart. While Blair is falling for Nate. Blairs mom is pregnant. Blair and Nate will this ruin there great friendship? Everyone said Blair and Nate are perfect for each other. The internal conflict is based on Nate which is whether he should be with Blair or Georgina. The external conflict is reflected off of Blair which is she wants to not fall for Nate because they are such great friends.
The connection that I have is a Text-To-T
Ozi Fah
This book was not as inappropriate as Because I'm Worth It, but it was just as exciting. My favorite couple is still Vanessa and Dan, even though they are not together anymore. Georgie, Nate's girlfriend, is quite troubled but I think Blair and Nate will not end up together.
Mailis Viiand
I would not put even a romance label on this one. It does not belong on that shelf. Unless you consider romance or love to be a feeling you can take on as an act because you are too bored to do anything else. The world would be a scary place truly if it was filled with people that Ziegesar describes. It would help a bit if there was at least on person who was remotely likable here. I liked the first books, because it had that poetic sadness the author sarcastically manages make Dan Humphrey long ...more
I am a sucker for these books and I just adored this one of them all. Blair has finally stopped acting like her life is crazy. now Serena's life is crazy. and poor hot chuck is gay :( great books can't wait to read 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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