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Don't You Forget About Me

(Gossip Girl #11)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  7,401 ratings  ·  148 reviews
Don't You Forget About Me continues the #1 New York Times bestselling series about the provocative lives of New York City's most prestigious private school young adults. Sharp wit, intriguing characters, and high stakes melodrama drive the action of this addictive series that have made Gossip Girl the lit world's coveted "it" girl.
Paperback, 275 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Little, Brown Young Readers
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Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Young Adult; Chick Lit
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Triangle.
Cliff Hanger: kinda.
Rating: 4 Stars.

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 7
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 4

Total: 7

In Dept

Best Part:
Things settle a bit.
Worst Part: That ending!
Thoughts Had: Nate, time to face the music; Blair freaking out!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: Well that was interesting. That ending was crap for sure. Way to be
Dec 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Blair and Nate return from they're sailing trip, very much in love, while Serena struggles to come to terms with her feelings for Nate. Upon returning home, Blair finds out that her mother is throwing her and Aaron, her stepbrother, a graduation party at the Metropolitan Museum. She also finds out that their family is moving to Los Angeles, because of Cyrus' work and her father and his partner Giles adopted two Cambodian twins named Ping and Pong. This leaves Blair extremely angry, not only at h ...more
Amanda Alexandre

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It was good for 5 or 6 books, then I couldn't stand it anymore. But now it's over!

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Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 / 5 stars rating

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And the rest is history, repeating itself.

Could this series become any more monotonous? I’m honestly curious to see what the last novel will hold. For eleven novels we’ve focused on the same group of people and the same relationships: Dan/Vanessa, Vanessa/Aaron, Serena/Nate, Blair/Nate, etc. etc. Nothing ever gets resolved! For some reason, these guys and gals always end up trying to come back to each other – ev
Jun 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Only one more book. So close yet so far.
The first 5 or so gossip girl books were incredibly addictive and just as trashy but a kind of trashy that you really wanted to keep reading no matter how ridiculous things seemed to get. Around book 8, there was a very noticeable decline and the books since then have been a struggle to get through.
Nate FINALLY got some well deserved character development. "Think with your balls, not your dick." Thank you, Captain Chip. Who knew that would be the advice t
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Always a fun, trashy, fast-pace read.
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
Surprisingly, Blair didn't kill Nate while they were alone together for a month, sailing the seven seas in the Archibald yacht. They return to the city happy, tanned and ready to start their life at Yale together because Nate still hasn't told Blair that he didn't graduate. Because even though he loves her, he's also half-terrified of her.

Serena also won't be going to Yale, since her career as an actress is taking off (no, seriously), and she doesn't think she can stand watching Blair and Nate b
Aug 07, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm not giving this book three stars because of the plot. The plot is absolutely fine, and continues on from the last book exactly as I expected. It's fun and it's shallow, and I liked it. I'm giving this book three stars because I realised some things whilst reading it.

1) This is book number eleven and absolutely nothing has changed. The characters haven't grown at all, they are still all in the same situations as they were in book one, and when I really think about it, I wonder what the point
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
I think Nate is probably my least favorite character. I mean, sure, he's hot. But basically he jerks around Serena and Blair for the entire series. Like, come on. I see the appeal, but if I were one of the girls I would have backed the fuck off around book 2 or so. The so-called 'ending' to the series really wasn't unexpected. Serena becomes a movie star. Blair goes to Yale like she always wanted, and I assume she becomes the most popular girl on campus the first day. Nate sails around the world ...more
Sep 16, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who's addicted to that kind of book
Shelves: books-i-own
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This was another okay book, but I did find it quite boring in places, and also a little unbelievable, I mean, did Dan really think he was gay?

6 out of 10
Jun 05, 2009 rated it liked it
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Teenage Reads
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
Shelves: 2017, series
T-minus ten days until university. In just ten short days the kids of New York City will be packing up their convertible and driving off into the sunset, awaiting, well they do not even know themselves. Everything in their life is changing, after all it is the end of summer and instead of another year at the school they went to since they could walk, it is something different. In just ten little letters the word University opens a whole world of mystery and the unknown. Dan heads East, our trio ...more
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: review
In 'Don't You Forget About Me', the first day of college is just around the corner. Amidst the excitement and anticipation, there's just enough drama to make time fly. Nate and Blair return from their blissful one-month vacation but of course their happiness is short-lived because Nate, Serena and Blair in the same place at the same time is recipe for disaster..

The love triangle was incredibly frustrating and annoying because the content was similar to the previous installments. As usual, Blair
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Summer is ending and everyone will be off to college soon! Well, not everyone. Blair and Nate are back from their month at sea, glowing and totally in love. Serena was asked by Mrs. Eleanor Rose to help plan a going away college party for Blair but Blair doesn't like that Serena and Nate are so close again. Nate loves Blair but he also loves Serena too. But that doesn't make his problems all go away. He's in major trouble for ditching his summer work and not getting his high school diploma. So n ...more
Susan Bazzett-Griffith
So I picked the last few of these books up from the library because I am so far behind on my reading goals and they're fast reads and I recently finished Sloane Crossley's newest book of essays which led me down this Gossip Girl nostalgia rabbit hole, and while part of me enjoys revisiting these books (though I never read these last few- I read the first several of the series way back when they were actually agae appropriate for me) and the tv show, another part of me is kind of shocked at how b ...more
Jun 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
Things continue to go on and on in circles to no end. The biggest surprise here was that the one character who really has no clue over anything had a moment of clarity and decided to the right thing for once.
The past 3 or 4 books could easily be summoned up into 1 book or 300 pages or less, that's how few things actually happened in the span of 2 months. Except the fact that they managed to cast, film, edit and release a big budget film in that time frame. The magic of cinema!

One more book to go
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, english
A great story about gossipping. I like the adventures of all this kids saying goodbye to high-school and getting into college, specially the differences with the TV Series, since Blair goes to Yale in the books. What I don't like is Nate: too narcissistic, too selfish for his own good. I don't like Serena for the same reason, even when she tries not to be so. I guess my favourite character is Blair Waldorf. But that already happened on the TV Series.
Ashley ❣️
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book it’s keeping me interested in the series I can’t wait to finish the series and see what happens in the final book ahhhh it’s exciting that I’m finally about to finish this series
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE these books! They are so funny and entertaining.
Bert Z
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yep! This one was a romp! Gay Dan Humphrey biting into a penis shaped chocolate to get to the “cream filling” was a highlight. Camp AF.
Elle Esse
Jan 27, 2014 rated it liked it
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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.

Jan 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I can't believe I got to the 11th one and was like, I want more?? I'm pretty satisfied with the ending though. BUT I wouldn't be mad if CvZ did a Sweet Valley style comeback about them as adults. BRING IT ON.
Jun 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
this book is about Blair and Nate returning from they're sailing trip, very much in love, while Serena struggles to come to terms with her feelings for Nate. Upon returning home, Blair finds out that her mother is throwing her and Aaron, her stepbrother, a graduation party at the Metropolitan Museum. She also finds out that their family is moving to Los Angeles, because of Cyrus' work and her father and his partner Giles adopted two Cambodian twins named Ping and Pong. This leaves Blair extremel ...more
Jan 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Those wanting to finish out the GG series
How I Came To Read This Book: A few years ago I dived into the prequel of Gossip Girl, reminisced for the days when the series was entertaining, and bought the final two books in the series to finish things off.

The Plot: It’s a month after the previous book, and our heroes are about to head off to college. The point of this book is to (predictably) unravel much of the past plot developments. Blair’s mom is throwing her a goodbye party, but really it feels like a farewell to the life she’s known
Alannah Clarke
Sep 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
The final few chapters are well-written and very believable - and quite remarkable, I thought, for a teen novel. In spite of the overt snobbery and emphasis on material wealth, the "Gossip Girl" books are not all bad: for all their enthusiasm for popularity and fashionable clothes, the heroines encourage readers to grab life by both hands and turn situations around to their own advantage. Blair and Serena may be shallow and manipulative, but if young girls use them as role models to boost self-c ...more
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I first read the Gossip Girl series a few years ago and I wouldn't have read this one since I was at least fifteen years old. However, I decided to re-read the whole series this year. I am still so fond of this series, as it was one of my favourites throughout my adolescence, but I just can't shake how awful this one book was. It's probably my least favourite of the entire series.

First of all, where was Jenny???? I understand that she was away in Prague for the summer, but that hasn't stopped Ce
Emily Lucas
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Jessica | Booked J
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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At last, summer is coming to an end for our kids but their exploits are far from over. Drama boils over as love triangles grow and decisions are made. We’re reunited for one final party in the city before everyone departs for college. Dan’s sexuality is explored and his mother makes a surprise appearance.

Don't You Forget About Me is Gossip Girl in all its glory: pure fun and sarcasm and romance and fashion.

Although university is just around the corner; their changes are
Dec 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
This book has a great finality to it because it was supposed to be the last book until they wrote a book showing the college years. Blair and Nate return from their trip. Nate finds out that he has to repeat his senior year of college. Blair freaks out and he sleeps with Serena. Blair gets her dad to get Nate back into Yale. Blair's family is moving to L.A. and her mother throws her a fabulous party. Serena's movies comes out, and she deals with her feelings for Nate. Dan breaks up with Greg, an ...more
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