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Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
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Jul 30, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: 2008, 3rd-person-omniscient, chick-lit, fiction, hated-it, series, tv-series
Recommended for: nobody - watch the TV show instead!

How can I love the show so much, but think the books are horribly written and duller than dishwasher? I don't know how that can be, but obviously Josh Schwartz is a better TV producer/whatever he does than Ceceily Von Ziegesar is an author. It's funny because before I read the GG, I read Stephen King's memoir "On Writing" and CVZ pretty much does everything SK says writer's shouldn't do. Over explosion of adjectives? Check. Unnecessary descriptions of non-entity characters and clothes? Check. (That was really annoying. There must have been hundreds of dropped name brands. At least in the show, we get to see the outfit, not read a boring description about it. The book was boring as hell. Nothing happens! Except for parties and drug use and teenage sex and gossiping. You think that'd be fun, but no! It's boring! The only good thing about the book was Gossip Girl's witty entries (and I kept hearing Kristen Bell's voice in my head when I read them) but there wasn't enough of them to keep me satisfied. DO NOT READ THE BOOKS! WATCH THE SHOW INSTEAD! Trust me, I'm doing you a favor!
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
December 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
July 30, 2010 – Shelved
July 30, 2010 – Shelved as: 2008
July 30, 2010 – Shelved as: 3rd-person-omniscient
July 30, 2010 – Shelved as: chick-lit
July 30, 2010 – Shelved as: fiction
July 30, 2010 – Shelved as: hated-it
July 30, 2010 – Shelved as: series
July 30, 2010 – Shelved as: tv-series

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message 1: by Brianna (new)

Brianna it is the same with the Vampire Diaries. DO NOT READ THE BOOKS! WATCH THE SHOW INSTEAD! lol. The books are terribly written and from what i read of the first chapter of the first book, the main character is not likeable! :P

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