Gossip Girl

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Cecily Von Ziegesar a middle aged woman who is the creator of the series Gossip Girl which is portraying her inner self and the lifestyle she grew up in which was one of the most expensive areas, Manhattan New York. Cecily von Ziegesar is a writer who is definitely of the world about which she writes, she attended a fancy Manhattan prep school and lived to tell all about it. She walks the walk and talks the talk, so her characters and their conversations and antics ring completely true. Most teenagers dream of having the lifestyle of the rich and the famous, but we should realize that not many people have the chance to live this kind of life. As reality shows continued to be made, they keep reflecting on what it would be like to live that kind of life. Who wouldn't want to read these kinds of books and dream to be living like that, when you don't have to worry about anything? Money isn't an option to them and everything seems so easy. Almost any teen would love to life that kind of life. Cecily Von Ziegesar puts all of that almost into reality for us and while reading the book it sometimes makes teenagers get caught up in it thinking that everyone’s life should be like that. Gossip Girl has become a very popular drama show and book that teenagers have become addicted too.

The series novel is revolved around non-stop drinking, bulimia, rich kids who are craving for love and sleeping with one another to find out what it truly is. Cecily was on her way to living the high life off of her book until a group of angry parents and church goers started to question the writings of her books and their children’s reading of it. She quoted “I actually think that [the criticism] just makes people want to read the books. I’ll stand by them. I don’t think that anything the kids do is there for a shock value or is all that offense. It is just based on the way kids behave.” She is very truthful about the things that she says, Gossip girl isn’t giving anyone some type of...