Book Review: Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Genre : YA, Chick-Lit
Format : eBook
Rating : 2/5 stars

*Whispers* Psst… you know that girl who came back? I heard that last night she and that hot guy…

This book is a written version of gossips, a favourite pastime in the elite circle of high school students in Upper East Side New York. The lives and romance of rich and privileged teens — particularly Blair and Serena — constantly top the charts of gossips.

The writing is straight forward, plain and I finished this book in a short time. A book that you could slot in among your heavier or longer reads.

Teens from all over the world have different paths, cultural diversity and a local education system that shaped the adolescence that they go through. The teenage years I went through is far different from the lives of these characters which I read did happen in real life.

This book is about teens where money is the last thing on their mind, where their worries are superficial, where everyone is involved with everyone. It’s loaded with teen issues, wasted lives, frenemies and some kids trying to fit into the higher social ranks.

Why I gave it 2 stars:

  • I don’t remember the ending of the story
  • An extra star from one star because I actually finished the book
  • Don’t think I would watch the TV series
  • Guess I wouldn’t be picking up the rest of the sequel books either

Some good points about this book:

  • A glimpse into the glamorous lives of rich kids, not that they’re rich, it’s their parents’ money anyway. It reflects a fraction of the different lives of teens around the world.
  • Tour around New York, one of my dream cities to visit

Gossip Girl is not a book that I would recommend, pick it up only if you want to read about privileged but troubled teens.


Book Review: The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Genre : Romance
Format : eBook
Rating : 5/5 stars

I have never read Nicholas Sparks books before but I’m glad I did.

The Lucky One is a story about Logan Thibault, a US Marine who dusted up a photograph of a young woman half buried in the ground during his tour of duty in Iraq. When no one claims the photo back in camp he kept it to himself and since then Logan seemed to be the luckiest guy around.

His friend Victor made him realized that the photo could be his lucky charm. He couldn’t get the photo off his mind so back home he set foot on a journey to search for the girl in the picture.

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