Saturday, July 5, 2008

Gossip Girl: The Carlyles

Gossip Girl: The Carlyles
by Cecily von Ziegesar

5 out of 5

After Blair, Serena, and Nate leave for college, there are new troublemakers in town! The Carlyle triplits, Baby, Avery, and Owen move into the old Waldorf Upper East Side apartment, after their grandmother's death, leaving the comfotable, old Nantucket behind them.

There's Baby, who can't stand being away from her stoner boyfriend. She attempts getting kicked out of Constance so she can go back to Nantucket. When she finally leaves, she comes upon something she didn't want to see. Avery wants to make a name for herself, and it sure doesn't help when Baby is making such a commotion around Constance. And there is Owen, who wants to find his hottie hook-up from the summer. Though, when she appears, things aren't as easy as he thought they would be.

Jack is home from Paris, where she got kicked out of a ballet program. She goes home to be with her boo, J.P, who seems to not be as interested as he was before. And when she finds out Baby is walking J.P.'s dogs, she gets a little more than upset. Jack turns to making Baby and Avery's lives a living hell. Rhys and Kelsey have been together basically forever. When Kelsey breaks up with him for "someone else" he doesn't understand it. He turns to his new best bud Owen for solace, not knowing that he should be worried about Owen.

Boy, oh boy. I loved this book. At first I wasn't too sure about it, since it wasn't about Blair, Serena, and Nate (I love them dearly!). But once I got started, I couldn't stop. There are just as many twists as the other books. The characters are strong, and somewhat realistic. Go read it! :)