17 July 2016

All I Want Is Everything

Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Series: Gossip Girl #3
Rating: 3 / 5 stars
Verdict: Borrow

The truth is, the only thing that makes famous people interesting is that they're famous.

I think the same applies for the characters of this novel.  The only thing that makes them interesting is that they are rich and somewhat famous.  Otherwise, they are just those whining, annoying, spoiled people we don't even want to associate with.

This third time around, good old Nate might be back on the fence in a classic he only wants what he doesn't have.  Now that he and Jenny (sorry, Jennifer) are apparently a thing, he finds himself thinking about Blair.  Blair's new step brother is having some not very sibling like feelings towards Blair, Dan and Vanessa's story line is getting old already, and Serena is starting to annoy.  It would be one thing if she showed some true, honest characteristics.  But she doesn't really seem to have a personality.  She is defined by her beauty alone, which is what every guy sees in her, including her new rock star boyfriend.  Oh brother.  At least it looks like she and her bestie are finding a way to make up and be BFFs again.

Still, the style of the series is kind of enjoyable.  "Gossip Girl"'s narration and her snarky comments thrown into the storytelling make the novels enjoyable.  And though I couldn't care less about upper society's trends and fashion and shopping needs, I like to mock it a bit through the series, even if that isn't the author's intent.

Again, there is no depth to be gained from this series or these characters at all.  But I kind of enjoy the drama, as it makes me appreciate that I don't have to deal with any of this kind of nonsense in my real life.

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