Friday, February 20, 2009

It Had to be You: Gossip Girl Prequel by Cecily von Ziegesar

Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live in luxe Fifth Avenue apartments and attend Manhattan's most exclusive private schools. We're smart, we've inherited classic good looks, we wear fantastic clothes, and we know how to party. We can't help it-we were born this way.

Our story begins with three inseparable, completely gorgeous fifteen-year-olds, Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, and Nate Archibald. Blair's loved Nate and his glittering green eyes since she was in Bonpoint onesies. Too bad Nate wishes Blair's beautiful
best friend, Serena, was the one with the crush. And Serena has a secret she's keeping from them both. Hmmm, something tells me these best friends may not be as close as we thought. . . .

How do I know all this? Because I know everything-and lucky for you, I can't keep a secret. So sit back while I untangle this messy little tale and tell you how it all began.

Admit it, you're already falling for me.

You know you love me.
gossip girl

Ok, I have to be honest, I would have been fine not reading this book, OR, having it actually have been the first book in the series. I just felt that I knew what was going to happen, so what was the point - almost. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it as the very first book instead of looking back. I was also dissapointed with the fact that we never find out who GG actually is. I knew we didn't find that out before actually reading the book, but it's still a bit of a dissapointment. It did give some background info on some of the characters that I was glad to read about, but once again, as an afterthought it just didn't have as much of an effect as I think it would have been to know all the background before actually reading the series!!!! To anyone who wants to read the series and hasn't started yet, I would suggest reading this as the first book, and not the last!!! ;) 3/5