18 July 2016

Because I'm Worth It

Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Series: Gossip Girl #4
Rating: 2.5 / 5 stars
Verdict: Bury

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, her flighty personality when it comes it her relationships is already getting a bit tired.

Blair is on the fence with her own relationship problems.  Between one of her father's Yale friends, one of her step brother's friends, and once again Nate, her own problems seem trivial as well - especially since they all still seem to revolve around one main key element still - losing her V card.  Sometimes these characters are so far out there from my own personal experiences that they are just a little too unbelievable to enjoy.

Vanessa and Dan run into some trouble in their rocky but new friendship turned relationship.  In all honestly, I thought they were doomed from the start, but the way their story arc goes is not exactly what I thought it would be.  How ironic, though, that these teenagers both get their first break into big time entertainment right around the same time - Dan with his poem and Vanessa with her film.

And Jenny considers a breast reduction surgery while befriending someone who is actually her age and gets her to experiment in some new things she hasn't tried before (and that doesn't include her inclination to smoke weed, which she picked up from Nate).

And sad, pathetic Nate.  I actually kinda like what happens to him this time around.  He skates through life with not a care in the world expect the worry that his pot dealer is leaving the country.  It was nice to see him sweat (a little bit) for a change.

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