Margot (midnight_birth) wrote in margot_quotes,

Gossip Girl: You're the One That I Want by Cecily von Ziegesar.

You're the One That I Want

Title: Gossip Girl: You're the One That I Want.
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar.
Genre: Fiction, chick lit, teen, romance.
Country: U.S.
Language: English.
Publication Date: October 6, 2004.
Summary: College acceptance letters are arriving and Serena and Nate get in everywhere they applied, while Blair is wait-listed for her dream school, Yale. Jenny becomes a model with S's help and realizes she wants to be more like Serena. Dan and Vanessa decide to live together, briefly. Dan becomes irritated with Vanessa's new friend Tiphany and her ferret.

My rating: 7/10.

Annoying Girl

You know who I mean. The one who thinks she's gorgeous and smart and every boy is in love with her. She shouts, "Me, me, me!" and waves her hand in the air whenever the teacher asks a question. She's the most self-righteous person in the room, but she's insecure and appearing too self-righteous, so she giggles a lot and acts stupid to hide her supposed genius. And she's the loudest, messiest drunk you've ever seen. Without her friends, she'd pass out in a puddle of sick on the bathroom floor or wind up going home with some sleazy older guy. But her friends always seem to take pity on her, and the next day she's bouncier than ever, smiling like nothing happened.

The thing about Annoying Girls, whether we like it or not, we all have a little bit of her in us. That's why we love to hate her so much. She's our worst nightmare. I mean, how many times have you wanted to wave your hand in the air when you knew the answer, only stopping yourself because you didn't want to look like an idiot? And how many times have you wanted to just sit down in a boy's lap and start kissing him but didn't for fear he'd laugh in your face? In a way, Annoying Girl is us minus the insecurity. She's so fine with herself you want to slap her. But you also secretly wish you could be that obnoxious without any concern for what other people might think. Face it, people will always find reasons to hate us, especially if we're beautiful.

♥ Dan didn't know what he'd been so worried about. Jenny was fine. Maybe that was the difference between fourteen and eighteen. When you were fourteen, something that seemed like the end of the world today could be completely forgotten tomorrow. When you were eighteen, your life was that much closer to being over.
Tags: 1st-person narrative, 2000s, 21st century - fiction, 3rd-person narrative, american - fiction, bildungsroman, chick lit, fiction, romance, sequels, teen

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