Saturday, June 27, 2009

Review: Nobody Does It Better - Gossip Girl #7

Nobody Does It Better by Cecily Von Ziegesar

rating: 4.0/5.0

The uptown girls are headed downtown as Serena and Jenny take on their new fabulous roles as rock-star model girlfriends of New York's hottest band, The Raves. Meanwhile, Dan is too busy drowning his sorrows in empty bottles to notice a mysterious French beauty who has a penchant for dirty, Jim Morrison-wannabe lead singers. Blair takes residence at the Plaza to think about her future. Will she become a gun-toting international spy or Manhattan's snobbiest society hostess? Decisions are so difficult! Sounds like everyone needs a day off at the spa. And Senior Spa Day promises to serve up further doses of scandal for New York's busiest private-school vixens.
Lots is going on in this one as we draw nearer and nearer to graduation of those who we have gotten to know in the first 6 books of the Gossip Girl series. There is Blair, Serena, Nate, Chuck, Jenny, Dan, and Vanessa who take on the starring roles and new and unusual side characters introduced. This book features The Raves lead guitarist as Serena rumored boyfriend and it also finds both Jenny and Serena modeling together.

There is the usual drama with Blair who is back with Nate again. And it all ends with Senior Spa Weekend which branches off of Senior Skip Day and while it's supposed to be all girl - you know the boys are going to be there.

I really enjoyed this installment, better than I have the last few. Things have picked up and mainly feature those who are dear to us. College decisions have been made and most of the seniors are now just kicking back. But for those that aren't in yet, they go to some interesting extremes as usual.

If you like this series, then keep it up - this is a fun book. If you are just getting started on the series, hang on tight - it's a wild ride.

Binding: Trade paperback
On-sale Date: May 2005
Publisher: Poppy
Pages: 256

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