Von Ziegesar, Cecily. Gossip Girl. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2002. Print.
Mysterious Gossip Girl provides insight to the backstabbing and over indulgent lives of high society teens living in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
What would it be like to be privileged teen living in the Upper East Side of Manhattan? Imagine being so rich that you can buy your way out of everything. Couture is what one wears regularly. Moreover, apartments in the Upper East Side are never too small or not large enough. Everyone here gets what he or she wants no matter the consequences. However, with these endless possibilities comes scrutiny and betrayal.
How? Well, Serena Van der Woodson is back in town. She is the Upper East Side’s most hated society girl. Blair Waldorf, the “It Girl” of Serena’s old clique, is not thrilled by her return. She thinks Serena is after her boyfriend Nate. Serena, in the meantime, wants back in with the group. Drama can only ensue. So, do you want to know more?