Gossip Girl (Hardcover)

It Had to Be You: The Gossip Girl Prequel

By Cecily von Ziegesar

Poppy, 9780316017688, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/1/2009)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (8/1/2010)

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Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live in luxe Fifth Avenue apartments and attend Manhattan's most exclusive private schools. We're smart, we've inherited classic good looks, we wear fantastic clothes, and we know how to party. We can't help it-we were born this way.

Our story begins with three inseparable, completely gorgeous fifteen-year-olds, Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, and Nate Archibald. Blair's loved Nate and his glittering green eyes since she was in Bonpoint onesies. Too bad Nate wishes Blair's beautiful
best friend, Serena, was the one with the crush. And Serena has a secret she's keeping from them both. Hmmm, something tells me these best friends may not be as close as we thought. . . .

How do I know all this? Because I know everything-and lucky for you, I can't keep a secret. So sit back while I untangle this messy little tale and tell you how it all began.

Admit it, you're already falling for me.

You know you love me.
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About the Author

Cecily von Ziegesar has always lived in New York City. She's already working on her next The It Girl novel as well as a new Gossip Girl series featuring a whole new cast of scandalous characters, coming in Spring 2008, so be careful of what you do or say and who you're seen with...