Title: Gossip Girl: I Will Always Love You.
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar.
Genre: Fiction, teen, romance.
Publication Date: November 3, 2009.
Summary: Blair, Serena, Nate, Dan, and Vanessa went off to live their lives at the prestigious colleges of their choice. Now they're coming home for the holidays. Blair and Nate have a whirlwind romance for several days and Nate realizes Blair is the one he was meant to be with. That is until he lays eyes on Serena and is more confused than ever. Dan leaves Evergreen and transfers to Columbia so he can be close to Vanessa. Vanessa is overwhelmed with all of Dan's ideas of living together and starting a life causing her to cheat on him with Hollis, her TA. Chuck returns straight, penniless, and full of wisdom.
My rating: 6/10.
♥ “I mean, the first month sucked, but then they changed my job from farm team to dairy boy and everything just changed. I’d be up at dawn with these cows, and I realized that there’s more to life than just acquiring things and people. You know, hooking up with someone’s easy. Castrating a bull is fucking hard, man.”
♥ The grown-up beauty queens, Lipstick traces of glory faded
In ghost hallways, empty yearbooks. Angry. Jaded.
♥ It struck him that they were twenty - actual adults - and yet all they wanted to do was act like little kids. It was like that dumb cliché: The more you change, the more you stay the same. Maybe growing up was just about becoming closer to the person you always were.
♥ Even if college didn’t leave much time for book learning, one knowledge-by-experience lesson should have stuck: We’re more alike than we think. We’ve all had to deal with broken hearts, crazy roommates, messed-up parents, disappointing grades, and all those other less-than-ideal details that make life complicated, infuriating, and, admit it, interesting. So, in the spirit of growing up, hug that girl who made your high school career a living hell. Forgive that boy who dumped you without warning, only to date your best friend. Not only will you keep your enemies close, you may even make a new friend. Let’s all make nice for now, and who knows what tomorrow will bring?