Gossip Girl Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the first book in this series, which is centered around a group of teens living on the Upper East Side in New York City. With her best friend gone, Blair is now the most popular and prettiest girl at school. However, when Serena comes back from boarding school, things start to change. Everyone has started to pay attention to Serena again and are ignoring Blair, even Blair's boyfriend, Nate. Serena is then ignored by Blair, as Blair begins spreading nasty rumors about her. Serena can't seem to understand why her best friend is treating her this way.
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The review of this Book prepared by Alexandra Kuykendall

Set in a rich all-girls school full of bulimic, rich, and snotty girls, you'll see into the thoughts of Blair Waldrof, her boyfriend Nate, and her used-to-be best friend Serena van der Woodsen. Blair badly wants to have sex with her boyfriend Nate, and when the moment comes, Nate spills about having slept with her former best friend Serena. Blair turns everybody against Serena when she comes back from her vacation. Will things ever be the same between them?
The review of this Book prepared by Katherine Mitchell

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Loving/sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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