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Like Mother, Like Daughter

(Gilmore Girls #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  627 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Okay, let's face it. My mom and I are never going to have a "normal" mother-daughter relationship because my mom isn't just my mother, she's my best friend. She would do anything for me, including asking her parents for the tuition money to send me to Chilton, this prestigious prep school that just accepted me. That was probably one of the toughest things she's ever done, ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 154 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by HarperEntertainment
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Dec 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I am a complete and utter Gilmore Girl freak. Lorelai and Rory are amazing. So naturally I am buying the books with every Amazon gift card I get! Completely to the disgruntlement of my family. They really don't care that much, but there is a definite confusion about how I could like such 'dreck.' I find they're the perfect companion books for a college student. Stress relieving and easy to put down or pick up in a second. The paperbacks are also the perfect pocket size. Hoodie or cargo pants tha ...more
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
5 Stars!

My name is Lorelai Gilmore. However, since my mom is also called Lorelai Gilmore and she got here first, she has dibs on the full name so people call me Rory. And a name is not the only thing we share.

If you know me, you probably know about my crazy obsession with Gilmore Girls. Growing up, I’ve always wanted to be Rory Gilmore, and it was because of her I started reading books. She’s my best friend, and a part of my heart will always belong with her. Oh, and if you ever catch me wit
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
it’s been a super long time since i paid a visit to stars hollow, either in the form of watching the show or reading these books. so i decided to remedy that by pulling this one off the shelf. ☺️📚

and it definitely took me back to the early 2000’s, and coffee at luke’s, friday night dinners at emily and richard’s, first kisses with dean at doose’s market, lane and her crazy mom who doesn’t like her playing cds too loud, ugh the nostalgia is SO REAL. ☕️🥮💋💿🍁🍂

i freaking LOVE stars hollow and lorelai
Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
This is a book about Rory Gilmore. Daughter of Loralei Gimore and granddaughter to Emily and Richard Gilmore. In this book we are introduced to most of the characters from the tv series, there are quite a few , all memorable and funny and wonderful. This book finishes up Rory's school life in Star's Hollow and she starts at her new school Chilton.Just as she is finishing up her first school she meets the lovely Dean .. this leaves her having second thoughts about changing schools. There is a lot ...more
Apr 27, 2019 added it
This book was amazing it followed along with the scripted I love being able to not only watch the shows on netflix but to also be able to read it too.
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Adapted by Catherine Clark, “Like Mother, Like Daughter” is the first in a series of four young adult novels based on the “Gilmore Girls” television series starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. All four books are related in the first person by Rory Gilmore, and the story line follows that of the first few episodes of the television series, using exact quotations from the dialogue. The eight pages of photos located in the center of each book are captioned and are taken from “Gilmore Girls” as ...more
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge Gilmore Girls fan so, for Christmas I asked for the DVD box set, which showed up under the tree along with the four Gilmore Girls books that were published!

The first book was fine. I laughed aloud at some of my favorite lines, which appear in print. The books are from Rory's POV, which is cool, but that means Lorelai and Luke and Lorelai and Emily parts are eliminated and I was kinda missing those. I'm excited for the other three books, but if you're not a big reader or you're not a f
I love Gilmore Girls!!!!
Alyssa Reads
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn’t really know how to rate this. I love the show, and this is the exact replica of the show. Same words, same quotes, same everything. I could imagine everything.
Rory G.
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Taking this book for what it is, a silly, light little made-from-TV adaptation of the GG script, this book was wonderfully satisfying.
The fact that this book is told exclusively from Rory's perspective speaks to its intended audience, Rory-aged, freshly-teened girls, but it also has interesting consequences for the GG universe, considering the intersections of show and book. The sections of this book which aren't directly quoting from the show's dialogue or describing outfits or settings from t
Nikki H. Rose
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
A book based off of the hit television show poses new challenges to the written text. For example, not everything can be included in one book – especially when one book spans the time of several episodes. So, a lot is left out. That being said, the descriptions and the dialogue are word for word the same as the show, and therefore make visualizing the sequence of events quite easy for anyone who has already seen the show.
Because it's based on the television show, and not the other way around,
Skylar Coe
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was great. I actually like watching the show first because I remebered a lot of the show first. But at the same time it was different because the book was through Rory's perspective. ...more
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dialogue straight from the show. So easy to imagine the show playing as you read the book. Fun to see into Rory's own head. ...more
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just like the show. Wonderful & addicting🙂
Quintessence Henley
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Basically watching the TV show but through Rory's eyes. It's a bit better for her character in my opinion, to see how she thinks and understands things differently.

If you're a fan, you'll love these books.
I'll be breezing through them one by one throughout next week. Gives me the Gilmore Girls chills!
Nov 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010, young-adult
As a huge fan of Gilmore Girls, I was excited to find that I could get even more of the absolute best mother/daughter combo on television in book format. If you're familiar with the show, the books come straight from the produced series - I promise, you will hear the voices of Rory, Lorelei, and Emily as you read.

If you have NOT watched the series, it is a MUST-SEE and skip the books! Gilmore Girls had some of the greatest, most clever writing on television and was overlooked by many (including
Oct 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the tv show Gilmore Girls
For a fan, it's nice to have a copy of this book, but if you're not a fan of a tv show, I don't recommend it.
The whole story is's from Rory's point of view and it consists of lines from the episodes "Pilot", "The Lorelai's First Day at Chilton", "Kiss and Tell", "Rory's Dance" and "Forgiveness and Stuff". Of course, I knew this before, but I thought there will be something new. Maybe Rory's thoughts, opinions, situations that didn't make in to the episodes. Most of the time there is direct speec
Lu (Sugar & Snark)
Jul 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have, mooched
Rating 7/10

This is a must read for hard-core Gilmore Girls fans! Its basically a re-cap of the first few episodes of season 1. Now if you are like me and you have seen all 7 seasons more than you should mention in public, then this book will be a nice change for you.

There is nothing new or added in, but it makes a very pleasant and relaxed read. I would be surprised if anyone could resist not watching Gilmore Girls straight after reading this book.

Funny, entertaining and always witty, Lorelai an
Apr 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2009
Mildy amusing. It's like having a portable version of Season One with you wherever you go.

What I really enjoyed was the opportunity to read all of the references rather than hear them. It's easy to miss some of the more hilarious ones with the pace of the show's dialogue.

I plan on reading the rest of the series.
Feb 24, 2012 rated it liked it
The book nicely captures the Gilmore Girls essence - at least concerning Rory's part of it.
It follows the series script and with reading the dialogue I remembered the scenes from the episodes, which were nice to re-live.
I did miss Lorelai, since it was Rory telling her part of the story.
Really nice YA-book for Gilmore Girls fans.
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tvshows
AS I am the biggest fan of Gilmore Girls this book was one of the many different books about Gilmore Girls that I LOVED. If you like reading about romance and that is funny then this is the book for you.
P.S. Just to prove that a am a huge fan of Gilmore Girls, I named my account name after Lorelai Gilmore!
This book is an amazing book to read that you won't regret.
Hillary Riviere
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
I love the show Gilmore Girls so I thought I would love this book however I didn't like it at all. To me they basically just took out what Rory says in the show and added a few details into it. I didn't make it through the whole thing because I kept imagining what the show was doing. I would recommend this book to someone who hasn't seen the shows first. ...more
Apr 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
I love the Gilmore Girls. While this book couldn't be referred to as literary genius, it holds near to me (hence, the four-star rating). The book closely follows the show and therefore was like a review for me, but an enjoyable one none the less. ...more
The book sticks very very close to the TV show, with the small difference that all events are told from Rorys point of view - it's kind of her diary.
For a fan of the "Gilmore Girls" it's like re-viewing the episodes in the head.

This book is part 1 and covers the first couple of episodes.
Nov 08, 2008 rated it liked it
i read this in like 30 minutes the other day at the library. it was basically the script to gilmore girls except in a weird context and with Rory narrating it. It wasn't very good, but it had pictures of the girls in it! ...more
Jun 01, 2010 rated it liked it
If you really want to learn about the Gilmore girls, it's much easier to watch the show. This book is good, but I could play the show in my head while reading it and might as well have watched the show. ...more
Amy  Brobst
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019andbefore
Thought it would something new-but it was just some of the shows told from Rory's pov. I still liked it, but I wish there had been more- more things that happened to Rory outside of what fans of the show had seen. ...more
May 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary

So I really loved the tv series, so I figured I'd love the book. I like that it's in Rory's POV. But I feel like you really miss a lot compared to the tv show. That's why it only gets 2 stars. Still looove the show and still watch it!:)
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-owned
I love the Gilmore Girls TV series so when I saw this I snatched it up right away. It was a nice little companion to the show. I love the pictures from the show in there. Helps put a picture in your head to go with the story. Just like the show It is something I will ready again.
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it! After reading the book, I think I'd like the show but I've never seen it since I don't have cable. Lorelei seems like a fun Mom -- wouldn't have minded having a Mom like that myself. But I do have a couple friends like that. Never a dull moment! ...more
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