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Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl #4)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  14,068 Ratings  ·  305 Reviews
Everyone who's anyone in New York City is suffering from post-college-application cabin fever and it's time to run a little wild Could it be that Serena is smitten with Blair's stepbrother or will the Fashion Week parties pull her away from any attempt at true love? Dan and Vanessa are mad about each other and pursuing their creative dreams -- but be careful of what you wi ...more
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Published August 1st 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published October 1st 2003)
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Cathy
Feb 06, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 52-in-08
The childish storytelling is starting to wear on my nerves. All the girls are always giggling (and driving me batty). Most of the action has no consequence, and half the time I can't tell whether the narrator is being genuine or sarcastic. I've found it's best to read quickly and not think about the writing as much.
Jaritza
I choose to read this book because I love the show Gossip Girl. The book is about a person who knows everyone secrets and displays them on gossipgirl.net and the seniors at Constance Billard School for girls want to know if they’re getting into college. My favorite character would have to be Blair Waldorf. Blair Waldorf is really outgoing and she does whatever it takes to get what she wants. What she has wanted to get is Yale. She’s my favorite character because that’s how I am. The emotions tha ...more
Taylor
Jul 03, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, ownership
I'll admit it: I really like Gossip Girl as a show. And I was going to Europe for a couple weeks, so my mom bought me this as something to read on the plane. I had no plans to read it, but I packed it anyway, in case I ran out of books. It's sort of hard to find English books in central Europe. I did end up reading it on a day I was feeling sick, and I didn't hate it; I read it in a couple hours, without stop, but man, I really didn't like it. It requires you to suspend your disbelief, which is ...more
Abbie
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I still wasn't a fan of the characters in this, but they weren't completely awful. Another okay read in the series.
Martina
I definitely prefer the tv show, but still, it's a fun read.
Michael (Mai)
Aug 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love and I hate Gossip Girl. Each time I pick up a book I start reading it and think "meh." Meh- because it's so hard to believe in the lives of these rich girls and boys. I could sooner believe in aliens then what these people get away with. But then I keep reading and at the end of each book I think - "well, I guess I should buy the next one."

This book covers Serena becoming a famous model, Nate going to rehab, Blair having a little bit of morals (totally surprised with this one), Jenny exp
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Zimtstern
It was so dumb
Morgan
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You know, I don't particularly like these books and yet here I am just finishing book number four. They are books that I read because I know I don't get too emotionally invested in. They are just light and easy (and I keep thinking Dan will stop being such a wimp). I'm trying to decide who's stories I usually ENJOY reading, and I'm probably going to go with Dan and Blair being at the top, even though none of the characters are particularly likable.

ALAS, I'm more than positive I will continue th
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LB
2.5/5 stars rating

This review is also posted at http://readingnookandcranny.blogspot....


The title of this novel is a bit ironic. I got through to the end of the book, and it honestly didn't feel like it was worth reading. The drama/plot lines this time around were a little boring and felt like we've maybe already done them before.

Serena still can't seem to stay interested in a guy for more than a few weeks, though she does suggest getting matching name tattoos, so that's something I guess. Still
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Anna
Feb 16, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
One of the quotes on the back cover refers to this series as "Sex and the City for the younger set," which is misleading. Because I'm Worth It was written with none of the wit or intelligence which made that tv show so popular. The characters all lead ridiculously glamourized lives, full of parties and four hundred dollar shoes, but they lack any pretense at substance. Some of the characters might have been more interesting if we'd seen them for more than a few pages. The perspective shifts ever ...more
Jeannie
The elite group of upper east siders in New York have all found their own way to become famous. Dan, the grungy senior who is desperately in love with Serena, had his sappy love poem published in the New York Times and is now being treated like a king. He becomes very mysterious and suddenly starts dating a yellow teethed, crazy haired girl who also happens to be a poet. Serena’s makes her first film for a school contest and wins. When she goes down state to show off her film, it’s not the film ...more
Stef
Oct 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is Nate and Blair over for good? Are they more than friends, or just friends? When Nate went out with Blair they went out for a while. Than Jenny a freshmen is going out with Nate(senior). At this time Blair is very jealous, and mad at Nate and Jenny because they have a realtionship. Nate is a handsome senior that is every girls dream. He does not need to find the girls they find him. The internal conflict in "Because I'm Worth It" reflects off of Blair Waldof. The internal conflict that she is ...more
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Genre:
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: 8

Total: 8

In Dept

Best Part:
Crazy shiz goes down!
Worst Part: F**kboys.
Thoughts Had: Blair, he's too old for you!; Jenny's friend is interesting...

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yes
Recommending: yes

Short Review: Blair needs to chill. She's so desperate for attention. She g
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Tatianna AkA MzZz.SwAgGa
This book was about a girl who thought that she was better than everybody until someone came that was much better. so,she decided to do everything she could to keep everyones attention on her. what i learned from this book was to never stoop down to others level when they start to become jealous of you.
Kat
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I tragically had to skip book #3 - due to an ereader file issue (it was translated from English to Spanish and back again, I think. Highlights included "For those who love me, gossip girl" instead of "you know you love me, gossip girl" - anyway this was as wonderful as the previous books. I am ever rooting for Blair and ever perplexed by Dan Humphrey.
Maite
Jul 06, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Things actually happen in this book! There's a plot and there's some thinly veiled resemblance of character growth.
Joanne
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Next one please!!
Annina | Blattzirkus
Well this has been some wtf-crazy Gossip Girl book. Not boring at all, and very Gossip Girl like.
E.L.
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4/5 stars.

In this installment of the Gossip Girl series, everyone is awaiting their College acceptance letters, and there's plenty of scandal in the meantime!

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The long and short of it is this: Aaron gets into Harvard early, Blair has to wait to see if she's accepted, but gets a second chance at an interview with Owen Wells - an older man who briefly plays Carey Grant to Blair's Audrey. She goes through quite a confidence crisis, has her hair cut short and even checks into rehab briefly until s
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Elusive Controversé
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
In 'Because I'm Worth It', the Upper East Siders find themselves facing some challenges but there's always a bright side to everything. Serena is now enjoying her newfound fame as a model, Blair is given a second chance to get into her dream school Yale and Nate winds up in rehab. Meanwhile, Dan is finally getting recognized for his poetries but his girlfriend Vanessa is feeling ignored..

Serena's non-existent storyline was easily the most boring and pointless one in this installment. She merely
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Kerran Olson
2.5 again. Nate is still boring. Aaron is boring. Dan is annoying. Blair is going through a personal crisis and this time cut off all her hair. Serena is still just playing with her long blond hair all over NYC and being beautiful. Yet I can't stop reading this series! I think mainly coz I'm interested in how different it's turning out compared to the show. And now Georgina Sparks has appeared and I want to find out what she stirs up
Merve Akpınar
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Serinin dördüncü kitabında Blair yine bolca çıldırdı. Peki Elise ve jenny'e ne demeli. İlginç deneyimlere yelken açtılar. Nate yoksa otu bırakıyor mu? Serena tek eşliliği başarabilecek mi? Bir çok şaşırtıcı olay ve diziden ötürü merakla beklediğim bir karakter daha katıldı kitaba. Bakalım sırada neler olacak :)
Kris
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unless anything happens that changes my opinion, just refer to my All I Want Is Everything review for this book and any other review less-4 star gossip girl books.
Brandi Haggard
The more the series goes on , it gets slightly more interesting. I do enjoy the books, but they are so short. I would be more interested in them if they were maybe 100 pages longer.
Elle Esse
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.

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Emily
Jan 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
- Blair agrees to help be a peer group leader for a group of freshman in order to make her application stronger for Yale. She ends up with Jenny in her group, who technically stole Nate from her, but there are no hard feelings because Nate just dumped Jenny on NYE's and Blair feels like that's punishment enough. Peer group isn't super successful, because Serena's also a leader and instead of talking about things like body image or issues with school that the freshies are worried about, Serena sp ...more
Teenage Reads
Aug 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenage Girls
Shelves: series, 2016
Oh, how troublesome life can be on the Upper East Side? From what show to go to during this year’s Fashion Week, to early acceptances to universities, the seniors truly have only one thing to count on: parties. Yes because by this point there is nothing left for them to do. No clubs to sign up for, no fundraisers to impress the universities’ with, and no time for your parents’ to build a new wing for the library. The decision is out of their hands, leaving our group to focus on other things (exc ...more
Renata
Jan 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, ya
(I don't have it in me to write separate reviews for all of these--I read them all so close together that they all blur together. I enjoyed them all, obviously.)
Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)
February is a time of love and heartbreak. Valentine’s Day is an important day for any girl and Manhattan’s elite high school students are no different. The rich kids like to drown their sorrows in a stiff drink and a great party…or they just go to Fashion Week in Bryant Park and attend the best afterparties with famous people galore. Love, sex, and new relationships abound in the 4th installment of the Gossip Girl series and you can be sure that the rumor mill is overflowing during this season ...more
Lara
Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I definitely prefer the TV show, but these books are really addicting.
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“It was so typical. Whenever Blair did anything nice for someone else, she usually regretted it.

Which kind of explained why she was such a bitch most of the time.”
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