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Would I Lie to You

(Gossip Girl #10)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  8,118 ratings  ·  140 reviews
Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side where my friends and I live, and go to school, and play, and sleep - sometimes with each other.We all live in huge apartments with our own bedrooms and bathrooms and phone lines.We're smart, we've inherited classic good looks, we have fantastic clothes, and we know how to party... Continuing the #1 New York Times bestselling serie ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 4th 2006 by Little, Brown Young Readers
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Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
I normally start a review with my favorite quote from a book.
Not having a single one to start this one with, shows how much of a trash it actually is.

But, I'm only 2 sequels away from leaving this series behind me once and for all, so there's no way I'm giving up on them now.

Hopefully, the next two books are a bit better.
Come on Cecily, I know you can do it!
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Young Adult; Chick Lit
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Triangle.
Cliff Hanger: no
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 7
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 7

Total: 8

In Dept

Best Part:
Orgy Party.
Worst Part: eh.
Thoughts Had: That's nasty; It's CHUCK!; Finally Nate!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: It took 10 books for Nate to say "I love you" back, what a jerk, and Blair is horrible for accepting
May 02, 2010 rated it did not like it
really? come on. Serena has been secretly in love with Nate this WHOLE time? I know these books are not great literature and they are not exactly deep, but I think the author is just grabbing at plot lines as though they are straws. it seems a bit ridiculous that even the reader has never heard an internal monologue of Serena's "realization" until the 10th book. plus wasn't it two books ago that Serena and Nate were "together"? and she never had a chance to say "i love you"? another annoyance is ...more
Janet Lynch
Feb 08, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult
Uses the f-word in every part of speech. No, just five of them. I don't think you can use it as a preposition or conjunction. Cardboard characters that drink, smoke, get high, and wallow in mean-spirited hatred. Not funny, not entertaining. Contrary to von Ziegesar's belief, most teens are living, breathing, feeling people filled with hope and good will, trying to figure the world out.
Kaliegh Yohnka
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
not that anyone cares.

Just to add some insult to injury from my last review...

The thing that bothered me the most in this book (and I now realized bothered me in the other books, too) is how no one can ever finish anything they start a relationship, a job, a punishment (Nate was supposed to go to rehab for six months, lasted a few weeks. Nate was supposed to help his coach with his house, and go to AA meetings (which they didn't even mention, so I can only presume he didn't go at all (cl
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This week, I read "Would I Lie to You a gossip girl novel" by Cecily von Ziegesar. It's a book about overly-privileged kids in the upper east side of Manhattan. This time, Serena and Blair (who are best friends now) are icons for a new and famous designer. They find out that there's two other girls there who seem like exact replicas of them which they think is weird, so they trick the copies into going rouge. Meanwhile, Nate (Blair's ex boyfriend) begins to miss Blair and starts to regret ever b ...more
Apr 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
I actually thought for a second this one might be different but it's exactly the same thing as always. The same shit happens over and over again, but this time Cecily move on the being gay is funny thing and is now making fun of a character who might be questioning his sexuality, because having 2 gay "characters" whose sole purpose is to be a joke is not enough.
Ashley ❣️
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I actually enjoyed this one way more than the past installments in the series the last 100 pages I was just flying through them it was good. They aren’t the best books but they are enjoyable to read every once in a while but ehh I’m kind of just waiting to finish the series now lol
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it

A shocked and annoying story called “Gossip Girl” written by” Cecily von Ziegesar ”.Is about a teenager that tells you all about her life and what is happening, but the things that she tells you is kind of not that important and whenever she tells and you don’t want to know she still tells you everything and you don’t want a teenager that spoils everything, well I don’t.

Oct 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Gossip Girl fans
How I Came To Read This Book: Twofold. One, after reading the prequel, I sort of missed the series and was sad I never read the final two books. Two, I discovered the sequel that follows up on the characters in their college years and got nostalgic. Not wanting to ruin the end of the series for myself, I got the final two books and the sequel so I could be fully up to speed.

The Plot: The guys and gals of the Upper East Side are officially graduated, and herein lies a brief glimpse of how they’r
Michelle Rubio-Garcia
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
Everyone has graduated (except for Nate who is working at his Coach's Hampton house). Blair and Serena have these weird European twins flown in by Bailey Winter who end up trying to take over their spotlight from the fashion campaign B & S were muses for. Vanessa had started babysitting in the last book, but in this book she leaves after coming to the Hamptons. She comes back to the city to find Dan exploring his sexuality with a guy named Greg (coworker at The Strand). This happens in a dru ...more
2.5 / 5 stars rating

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Nothing had changed and yet everything had. That thought made her unexpectedly sad.

Yet again, repetition strikes this muddled series (Gossip Girl even admits it in the quote above). While this series has never been spectacular, it was at least interesting in the beginning to catch a glimpse at how the 1% live. Now, though, we can’t seem to get past old plot lines. These characters never really grow or devel
Feb 04, 2008 rated it it was ok
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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Sep 01, 2011 rated it did not like it
I couldn't really pay attention in this one because it wasn't that interesting. It was basically the same concept but slightly different surroundings. The only difference is Dan might be gay or bisexual and Nate finally confesses his love to Blaire. Oh but wait! Serena is really upset because surprise surprise SHE is in love with Nate and decides to write him a letter about it. Do you think Nate even read the letter? Of course not. Blaire did. So there goes that temporarily happy threesome. Oh a ...more
Jessica Journey
May 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ugh, shut up. This was so uninteresting. I'm not interested in who it was that designed Serena's sundress. I couldn't care less how many vacation homes the neighbors have. What color would be perfect for the girls' manicure?? To say this book was shallow would be a terrible understatement. I prefer books with heart. This book kind of depressed me- I felt sorry for the characters! It's depressing to realize that people live lives so meaningless.

I may not have a summer home in the Hamptons, but I
Sep 16, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
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Nov 22, 2016 added it
pretty sure this was the last one i read.
Teenage Reads
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 1
Recommended to Teenage by: Teenage Girls
Shelves: series, 2017

Summer time, summer flies, and does it ever! It is already July and with only one month left until our little rich kids go off to their Ivy schools! The perfect time for another summer fling, some late night parties, and spending the whole day in bed (hopefully not alone). For some, summer is the best time of the year, for others it is the worst. Yet no matter what summer is always better when it is spent with your friends. After all, that is what summer (especially this one) is about! The last
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Everyone seems to be up to something! Nate is still working for Coach in the Hampton's but is Coach's wife making a pass at him? Blair and Serena are also in the Hampton's working for fashion enthusiast, Bailey Winter as his inspiration for a new line but he's also hired some doppelgangers to copy anything and everything Blair and Serena do. Blair is very suspicious of them and she's not wrong. Vanessa is still a nanny and is asked to go with the family to the Hampton's. Seems like the Hampton's ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: review
In 'Would I Lie To You', the Upper East Siders spend their summer vacation having tons of fun while looking like they just stepped out of a fashion magazine. Amidst the fun in the sun and water, this vacation marks the beginning as well as the ending of some relationships. Will the Nate / Serena / Blair love triangle be resolved? Will Vanessa and Dan ever get back together?

The same old love triangle was simply tiresome mainly because it was repetitive just like it was in the previous installment
Lauren Miliotis
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Maybe the issue was being too used to the show, but everyone in the book acted and sounded a lot younger than they were supposed to be. The story itself was enjoyable enough - and starting with book 10 didn't matter - but it was hard to relate these characters to the more mature (and sneaky and sexy) show characters.

The lack of capitalization in the chapter and blog titles didn't help, either. I'm surprised a writing style like that didn't give away Gossip Girl's identity :P
Brooke Beste
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the book Would I Lie To You a Gossip Girl Novel by CeCe von Ziegesar is an exciting teen romance. The gang has finally graduated, well all except Nate Archibald. He is stuck doing work at his coaches beach house to receive his diploma. Blair and Serena are now living together and putting their past fights behind them. They all have gone their separate ways except for one night when they all meet up once more. They realize how much they missed each other and how they should stay together. The ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: english, 2018
Funny adventures, a revealling Serena and a kind of happy ending. The only thing I don't like about this book is Serena. Don't get me wrong: it's just that she decides to confess her huge love when someone else -her so called best friend- has it. I don't think it's fair.
Annina | Blattzirkus
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
What does Blair see in Nate?? Seriously that dude has a personality of a STONE.
Sylvia Wittmer
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Guilty pleasure summer read, slightly dated due to the fashion references
Mary Mav
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
3/ Serena can't possibly be in love with Nate the whole time! It is absurd! Love triangles.....ughhh
Ashley Clark
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love love it
Nov 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
These just keep getting worse and worse as the series goes, but I feel a weird need to finish them all. Only a couple more to go.
Elle Esse
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
My Original Post

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.

Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The author of this book(gossip girl would I tell a lie to you)Cecily, she has had much better books than this,this book is not what I thought is was going Be it was a little sad but it made me mad when I found out the two people were in love and one friend almost ruined the whole thing you have to read the rest to find out what happens.
I wish there was a movie to compare this book to so than I could just see what types of thing are different or similar .
At first I didn’t like the beginning but
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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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“So Mr.Bass why do you think you should become an Usher?" asked the interviewer.Chuck smiled.

Because I'm Chuck Bass.”
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I'm lost without you. I need you.”
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