Saturday, June 12, 2010
Gossip Girl: Nothing Can Keep Us Together by Cecily von Ziegesar
In the eighth installment of Gossip Girl, the senior kids are all preparing to graduate from high school. After the shakedown of the last book, Blair and Nate have broken up. Serena and Nate are now together because they want to protect Blair's feelings. If they had just hooked up in the last book, then Blair would be humiliated. Therefore, Serena and Nate pretend to be in a relationship.
Blair actually has a lot on her hands. In the last book, she found out that she made it into Yale right before she discovered S and N together. She decides to move out of Vanessa's apartment and into the Yale Club. There she meets Lord Marcus. I was excited because Lord Marcus was actually in the "Gossip Girl" show and he turned out to be having relations with his stepmother. So we'll see how that turns out.
Other than that, Blair ends up giving the graduation speech as she wanted after Serena drops out of the running. Unfortunately, Serena steals the show some more by landing the lead in a remake of Breakfast at Tiffany's called Breakfast at Fred's. If that wasn't bad enough, she shows up late for graduation in the same Oscar de la Renta suit as Blair and has the nerve to look better than her!
Moving on to my favorite storyline ever, Nate cannot stop crying. Seriously, the boy just cries and cries. He later takes his coach's Viagra and I really wish that was a plot in the television show because it was the stupidest thing ever.
Vanessa started a relationship with Blair's stepbrother Aaron in the last book. Now she is hooking up with both Aaron and ex Dan. It goes like that for a while, then she breaks up with Aaron. Dan takes it as a sign that they are in love forever, so changes his graduation speech to some really dumb stuff about love and taking the road less traveled. Like a true Humphrey, he cannot just say that cliched stuff and he actually defers admission to college, the idiot.
Finally, Little Jenny Humphrey and her very big boobs visit several boarding schools. In the end, she makes some portraits of her family by smearing wine and coffee on a canvas. Surprisingly, she gets into a school with a good arts program. Off she goes to start her own spin-off series.
And, that's how yet another Gossip Girl book went. These books are seriously trashy and I cannot imagine wanting an actual stupid and hormonal teenager to read this stuff. Yet, it's all very addicting. I was going to read the box set I got on clearance and then maybe the last book because I wanted to find out who Gossip Girl actually turned out to be. Alas, I heard that her identity is never revealed, so I will just finish up with #9, Only In Your Dreams and be done with the series.