Nobody Does It Better (Gossip Girl, #7)
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Nobody Does It Better (Gossip Girl #7)

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The uptown girls are headed downtown as Serena and Jenny take on their new fabulous roles as rock-star model girlfriends of New York's hottest band, The Raves. Meanwhile, Dan is too busy drowning his sorrows in empty bottles to notice a mysterious French beauty who has a penchant for dirty, Jim Morrison-wannabe lead singers. Blair takes residence at the Plaza to think abou...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 11th 2005 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published May 1st 2005)
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I'm determined to finish off this series, but it's starting to feel like a self-ordained punishment. In this book the author loses her own plotline. Vanessa didn't win the video contest, Serena did! Pay attention to your own story, for Pete's sake!
Jun 25, 2008 Doreen rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of PG Wodehouse
How do I explain my fanatic defense of the Gossip Girl series? It's trashy literature for adolescents, an age demographic I've long cleared, and I have little in common, on the surface, with the rich, spoiled characters depicted. But I have little in common with the circumstances of Austen's heroines, or with Wodehouse's fops and long-suffering servants, and I still find plenty that is amusing and touching in their stories. Some would argue that Austen and Wodehouse wrote with greater skill, but...more
Nobody Does It Better is the seventh book in the Gossip Girl series. Once again, Cecily von Ziegesar does a good job of describing scenes and getting you hooked to the lives of the teenagers in the Upper East Side. However, I am disappointed that in the 7rh book of the series, this book brought nothing knew. The same old break up and make-ups between Blair and Nate, with Serena in the middle. Ever since the first book of this series, the following books kept repeating the samething, boring the...more
Candy Boisvert
Jun 19, 2008 Candy Boisvert rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girly girls
Title: Nobody does it better (Gossip girl book #7)
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Copyright date: May 2005
Publisher: Little, brown
How many pages: 231 pgs
How long it took me to read: 22 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: Graduat...more
Encinitas Public Library was giving away FREE books at the Encinitas Street Fair, so of course I had to stop and take a look. This book was thrown in the children's section, and after reading it, saw it was labeled as juvenile fiction (and NOT young adult). I love well written juvenile fiction, but this did not fall into this category. It was very poorly written, had hardly any character development (could be because it is #7 in a series), and it is NOT a book I'd want my kids reading. The chara...more
Blair is way more independent in this one, and for that I admire her. And hello...who knew she would end up being roomates with Vanessa, her antithesis? But she's become mature enough to handle it and- dare I say-maybe even become friends with someone who's totally different from her.
Serena and Nate are same old, same old...Nate is still sweet, totally in love with Blair, but still has the attention span of a gnat. Jenny is becoming a complete rebel- what happened to the sweet innocent fourteen-...more
Kayla Wilson
This book is about how the seniors at Constance Billboard School party till they drop because in 2 more months they will be going to college. Blair finally finds out that she gets into Yale and so does her friend Serena, and her Boyfriend Nate. I would recommend this book to any one that loves a good story line and that are interested in books that talk about drama. I like the writers style of writing because it is modern and unique. The message that the book is trying to convey is that sometime...more
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Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy the Gossip Girl books - usually, and the fact that the characters do some incredibly stupid things doesn't bother me - usually.

For some reason, this book really got to me. I mean, it's book 7 now and I know next to nothing about the personalities of any of the main characters. I get that characters such as Serena, Blair and Nate are probably not supposed to be relateable, but having a reason to like them might be nice. I've never really been Serena's biggest fa...more
Plot details may change from Gossip Girl book to Gossip Girl book (in this one, everyone is making final decisions on their college choices, Dan is singing for a popular rock band, Blair and Nate start out happily together but very quickly are not, etc.), but they remain essentially the same. This is like my hilarious and silly comfort food, and this one lives up to the rest of the series.
A lot of the story lines will catch you by surprise. But Nate's won't because he's Mr Stoner and always doing the same things over and over. It takes place during the last month of school, and the seniors are ready to graduate. They're going to the Raves concert, hanging out in hotels, and going on Senior Spa Weekend (even some of the boys sneak on board!)
The blurb on the cover says it best: "a nasty guilty pleasure." I am embarrassingly addicted to these books. We all need our little pop culture vices, now don't we?
Hannah Norman
I am determined to finish this series. Luckily, this book was better than the last few, but I feel like the series is quickly going downhill. The same problems arise as in the book before and the one before that. While I understand that this is a book about high schoolers, von Ziegesar writes them as though they do not learn from their mistakes. These kids are Ivy bound and yet they still run through the same situations in each book.

I might be asking a bit much from a series that is based on 18...more
Elle Ess
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Warning: SPOILERS!

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.

Nobody does it better is the seventh book in the Gossip Girl series and is not one of my favourites. I felt like the book just dragged on with the current story-lines from the previous book and the stories weren't really going anywhere.

After receiving there acceptance letters to college the upper east siders are preparing themselves for college and deciding which of the many schools they got into they should attend. That is with exception to Blair, who is still waiting to see if she can get into...more
Amy H
I love these books! Never gets old

these books are nothing like the t.v show. you have to read these series if you liked the shows. it will blow your mind.

o.k. lets talk catch up. everyone from school is now on vacation at the Hamptons

Blair: she is pressing her family for picking her sister's name. ( i know she has brothers and sisters :) ) her mother is still depressed and a stay at home mom. she is hoping she got into yale.. i will not spoil that fun for you yet! she is planning revenge because...more
Lots is going on in this one as we draw nearer and nearer to graduation of those who we have gotten to know in the first 6 books of the Gossip Girl series. There is Blair, Serena, Nate, Chuck, Jenny, Dan, and Vanessa who take on the starring roles and new and unusual side characters introduced. This book features The Raves lead guitarist as Serena rumored boyfriend and it also finds both Jenny and Serena modeling together.

There is the usual drama with Blair who is back with Nate again. And it al...more
Ay yi yi. Where do I even begin? Blaire and Nate's relationship is like the original Ronnie and Sweetheart of Jersey Shore. How many times are they going to break up, cheat, and get into fights? At this point, it's getting a little ridiculous. Also, Serena, once again, has to be the "slut" of the book like always. Girl needs to learn how to be classy and be a better role model for Jenny. Speaking of Jenny goes with a mention of her pathetic brother Dan. That family, seriously. I'm glad he got ki...more
Irene Meng
When I saw this, I thought it looked like a pretty good book. The beginning of the book takes a while for me to really get into the book. After a few chapters, I got I started to get to know the characters and their personalities. In this book there is romance, crushes, fights, and jealously all together. It is also kind of confusing because it is from many people's point of view and not just one. Each chapter is about a different scene and a different person's thinking. Over all so far, I like...more
Aug 12, 2008 Brittany rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gossip Girl Fans, readers aged 13-19
Recommended to Brittany by: Myself
How I Came To Read This Book: I read about the Gossip Girl series all over the place, and picked up the series - although I dropped out by the last few books that were ghostwritten.

The Plot: The book picks up right after the previous one, and also spans a very short amount of time. Really the plot of Gossip Girl books is extremely frivolous - Jenny and Serena are suddenly superstars at high school (although Serena was already) thanks to a photo shoot and rock star connections. Blair takes up res...more
"Gossip Girl #7: Nobody Does It Better" fits well in the series, but sort of stalls. Almost all of the occurrences in this book or in the previous one come crumbling down, and only a few new seemingly semi-permanent changes have occurred.

Basically you get to see how people react to Serena and Jenny after their fashion photo shoot, and you get to watch Dan go for it as the new lead singer for a rock band. Blair and Nate's relationship, which was back on track in the last book, goes through more...more
I think this has to be one of my favorite novles in the Gossip Girl series. In this one, we find out who's going to college where, if Blair gets off the wait-list, and much more.

I've got all the same favorites as the other books, (Nate, Blair, and Serena, but I'm also really beginning to like Jenny and Vanessa a lot. Vanessa's a quirky character, but she's starting to fit in more with the scene, yet still being original, which I like. Jenny's starting to get more out there, and I look forward to...more
Lizet Lozano
In the blocks from East Sixty-Eighth Street to East Eighty-Eighth Street, live a group of upper class teenagers. If you are a part of them, you are a part of the fabulous parties, the amazing clothes, and basically getting everything you want. Unfortunately, if you aren’t in this group of seemingly perfect people, you are an outcast. In other words you spend your time wishing that you could be like them. One person catches all the drama, all of the scandals and secrets and puts them into a blog....more
Alannah Clarke
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Blair and her girls are back, and boys. Blair is really excited to get into yale but she just needs that special letter inviting her in and all her dreams will come true. In the mean time Little Jenny Humphrey is trying to get kicked out of Constance Billard school and into boarding like, yep you guessed it Serena.
I can make a text to text connection with this book. In the Hunger Games, Katniss really wants to win the games but she has no idea if she will. There are many kids who are stronger...more
Nicole West
I really do enjoy drama! And honestly, nobody does it better than gossip girl! Again, Blair and Nate have broken up because Nate is too dumb and stoned to do anything right! Seriously, he thinks that sailing off in his family's yacht with a bunch of other stoners is better than hanging out with his girlfriend in her newly aqquired suite? I don't think so!
Shanel Gorham
In Nobody Does It Better, the author did a wonderful job of making the chapters like movies scenes. She gave a lot of detail to create a visual picture of the book. While I was reading I felt like I was there from a bird's eye view. The character's where very fortunate and lived in the busy state of New York. I couldn't really relate to the characters by the they lived but the drama they went through was very relatable. This book brought out the normal boy drama that girls go through and family...more
The Gossip Girl series, books and television series, is one of the most drama filled stories you can find. In "Nobody Does It Better", Serena and Blair have taken different paths, Serena taking on the role of being a rockstar's girlfriend and Blair thinking about her future. The two best friends might be living seemingly opposite lives at the moment but when they meet for the fabulous Senior Spa Day, more drama arises.

It's really fun reading this book since it's interesting to see how two girls...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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