Review: Nobody Does It Better

Title: Nobody Does It Better
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Published: 2005
Page Count: 231
Rating: 3/5

Dan and Vanessa are moved in together and a girl named Beverly shows up saying that Vanessa’s sister gave her a key to the place and could stay there too. But is she really who she says she is? Vanessa really starts to like her but Dan is not a fan. Dan’s poems get discovered by a popular east coast band and they want him to sing his poems. So now Dan is the singer for wildly popular band. Blair and Nate are finally making amends and are back to being a couple but again, does it ever last? Blair is wait-listed at Yale but Nate and Serena were accepted and they feel guilty. Serena got into every single school she applied to and is now trying to figure out where she wants to go. And Jenny is still enjoying the fame from her modeling but she starts to hang out with Dan’s band and is dead set on going to boarding school.

This is probably my favorite book of the series so far. I was pretty entertained the entire time and was eager to see what happened next. Just when I thought that Nate and Serena were maturing they stop maturing and take a couple of steps back. I always end up feeling so sorry for Blair at the end of each book. Also, Blair and Vanessa have formed an unlikely friendship which was odd but kind of awesome. Serena is just a terrible friend and I don’t understand what goes on her mind. Her character in these books is so dull and stupid. She’s just awful! Dan has also stopped maturing for a while there but he may make a recovery. I realize these kids are in high school, so they are bound to be immature but they don’t live normal teenage lives and you would think they would have a little bit of maturity.

Since I enjoyed this one more than the others, I hope this means that the series will continue to get better. I’m definitely ready to start watching the show again, but I’m going to wait until I’m completely finished with the book series.

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