Review: You’re the One That I Want

Title: You’re the One That I Want
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Published: 2004
Page Count: 230
Rating: 3/5

This book in the series follows the same characters as they find out which colleges they got accepted to and visiting those colleges as well. Blair and Serena are fighting again and Blair and Nate are back together but not for long. Jenny has decided she wants to become a model and seeks advice from Serena. Vanessa’s sister is going to be traveling on tour and she asks Dan to move in. And Chuck Bass has a pet monkey that he is now taking with him everywhere he goes. And we still don’t know who Gossip Girl is.

This book was better than the last couple but still not great. There are a lot more ridiculous rumors that are going around about everyone and it’s really no surprise that Blair is mad at, not just Serena but also Nate. It seems that she is always fighting with someone in every book. Nate seems to be maturing as the series continues and I’m glad to see that. I still don’t love, or even like, Blair and Serena’s friendship. The writing makes them seem like they are more like acquaintances than best friends. I don’t know about anyone else, but when I was in high school, my best friend and I were attached at the hip. But then again, this is Gossip Girl and it is nothing like real life. Dan is a very confusing character in the book. He seems to be very confused about what he wants in life, therefore leaving me confused.

I’m not sure if the Gossip Girl character is ever revealed in the book series. I’ve seen the TV show, so I obviously know who is revealed to be the mysterious character but I don’t want to find any spoilers, so I didn’t look up anything. Let’s see how the next book goes.


3 thoughts on “Review: You’re the One That I Want

    1. Thank you! I’m not a fan of movie or TV show covers usually, but this is part of the collector’s edition boxed set. So the dust jackets have the TV show covers but the original covers are underneath. 🙂

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