I Like It Like That

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

And what bothered her, what made her feel like crying all over again, was that now they were broken up, she had no one to love, and no one to love her.  Not that she didn’t love almost every boy she’d ever met, and not that every boy in the world didn’t totally love her.  It was impossible not to.

Seriously, what is it about this series that makes it so readable even though the characters are kind of terrible?  It feels like we are rehashing old themes yet again, what with Blair still desperate to lose her virginity, though she’s met her fair share of guys more than willing to take up the cause to help her out.  Her latest victim is Serena’s older brother, which does add a new element to the mix.

Stone cold sober or just stoned cold, Nate still can’t seem to decide what he wants.  While trying to get into the pants of ultra druggie Georgie (Harriet the Spy, y’all!), he can’t seem to stop playing knight in shining armor for Serena or lusting over Blair, the one he let away.  And Blair still finds Nate attractive even though he cheated on her with her best friend (still can’t get over this one, sorry!).

The Humpreys are a sad bunch.  Shallow Jenny learns her new boyfriend might not be all he’s cracked up to be, much to her dismay after lots of stalkery moments (desperate, anyone?).  And sad, loner Dan is living it up (ha) with his new internship of a lifetime.  Turns out, he can’t even mail letters properly.  I guess once you get a bit of an ego, or get a taste of the privileged life, you’re too good to do the remedial tasks we all start off doing.

I definitely love to hate and hate to love these characters.  They are so unrelatable on the surface, and yet there is one or two characteristics in each of them I can strike a chord with.  But, again, I’m glad I don’t have any of their lives.  I am definitely not a drama mama.  But I so enjoyed the interactions that the additions of Georgie and Chuck added to this installment in the series.  Bwhahaha.


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