Books Young Adult Fiction Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl #4)

Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl #4)

http://www.yabookscentral.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x275s/3f/7a/17/1740_because-1348886544.jpg
 
3.0
 
4.8 (4)
728   0
Genre(s)
Age Range
16+
Release Date
October 01, 2002
ISBN
0316909688
Buy This Book
      
Everyone who's anyone in New York City is suffering from post-college-application cabin fever and it's time to run a little wild! Could it be that Serena is smitten with Blair's stepbrother or will the Fashion Week parties pull her away from any attempt at true love? Dan and Vanessa are mad about each other and pursuing their creative dreams -- but be careful of what you wish for. Nate hits an all-time low as Blair's Yale interview with a tall, handsome alum takes an unexpected turn and Jenny makes a new friend who gets a little too close for comfort. And just who is going to get into college early acceptance? Wintertime has never been hotter in NYC as things steam up all over Fifth Avenue.

Editor reviews

BECAUSE I'M WORTH IT is the fourth book in the Gossip Girl series. The catfights, breakups and shakeups continue.

This book is appropriately titled, not only because of the pop culture reference, but because we see a bit more of the characters one-on-one, without their significant others. For example, Nate attends rehab and manages to go from addict to hero. This is not the same Nate we met in book one. Blair is as love-hungry as ever, falling for an older man, while her best friend Serena dazzles every boy and man in her path. Artsy outsiders Vanessa and Dan continue their pursuits in film and poetry, respectfully, while pining for each other.

As with the previous books in the series, BECAUSE I'M WORTH IT teeters between being coy to being outright racy. High school students and adults alike continue to rave about this series.
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
Little	Willow Reviewed by Little Willow July 27, 2005
Top 50 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (78)

Worth the Read

BECAUSE I'M WORTH IT is the fourth book in the Gossip Girl series. The catfights, breakups and shakeups continue.

This book is appropriately titled, not only because of the pop culture reference, but because we see a bit more of the characters one-on-one, without their significant others. For example, Nate attends rehab and manages to go from addict to hero. This is not the same Nate we met in book one. Blair is as love-hungry as ever, falling for an older man, while her best friend Serena dazzles every boy and man in her path. Artsy outsiders Vanessa and Dan continue their pursuits in film and poetry, respectfully, while pining for each other.

As with the previous books in the series, BECAUSE I'M WORTH IT teeters between being coy to being outright racy. High school students and adults alike continue to rave about this series.

Was this review helpful to you? 
 

User reviews

Average user rating from: 4 user(s)

Already have an account? or Create an account
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Plot 
 
4.8  (4)
Characters 
 
0.0  (0)
Writing Style 
 
0.0  (0)
Reader reviewed by Sara

"Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live fabulously, go to school occasionally, and play - constantly.

Enter the world of Gossip Girl - a world of jealousy and betrayal, where everything is hip, beautiful, and far more fantastic than anything you ever imagined.

It's February and most cities are a cold, gray wasteland. But not New York. At least, not my New York. Our college applications are in and it's time to blow off some steam. Best of all, Fashion Week is just around the corner, giving us plenty of opportunities to get dressed up and go completely wild. And just think: The later you stay out, the quicker the days will blur by."

This was my favorite Gossip Girls book so far. I really liked the first one, but then was kind of bored by the next couple. This one, however, was good again. I actually found my self excited to continue reading and couldn't pay attention in class because I kept trying to read.

My favorite characters were present again (Vanessa, Blaire, and Jenny, Aaron), as well as the characters I love to hate (Serena, Daniel, and Nate). And there were a whole new set of outrageous happening that kept you reading - even though you know that their lives are totally ridiculous.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader April 15, 2007
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

Another in the popular GG series

Reader reviewed by Sara

"Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live fabulously, go to school occasionally, and play - constantly.

Enter the world of Gossip Girl - a world of jealousy and betrayal, where everything is hip, beautiful, and far more fantastic than anything you ever imagined.

It's February and most cities are a cold, gray wasteland. But not New York. At least, not my New York. Our college applications are in and it's time to blow off some steam. Best of all, Fashion Week is just around the corner, giving us plenty of opportunities to get dressed up and go completely wild. And just think: The later you stay out, the quicker the days will blur by."

This was my favorite Gossip Girls book so far. I really liked the first one, but then was kind of bored by the next couple. This one, however, was good again. I actually found my self excited to continue reading and couldn't pay attention in class because I kept trying to read.

My favorite characters were present again (Vanessa, Blaire, and Jenny, Aaron), as well as the characters I love to hate (Serena, Daniel, and Nate). And there were a whole new set of outrageous happening that kept you reading - even though you know that their lives are totally ridiculous.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by Dylana

I'm really not into just reading about upper class teens living in NYC who go to parties, do drugs, and other mature, but also not so mature things. But the Gossip Girl series is just addicting. It makes you want to read on and find out more, like a guilty pleasure. In this book it's spring time. The students are waiting for thier early decisions into the top universities and also for fashion week. Gossip Girl keeps all of NYC up-to-date on all that's happening with the most elite girls and guys around the city. Blair is trying to win her chance of getting into Yale after her messed up interview, Serena is becoming a superstar and model, Dan is becoming a mega poet, Vannessa is rising up because of her amazing video, Jenny is trying to deal with her big boobs and finding love, Nate is dealing with his drug problem in rehab, and he's loving it. The thing is that everything connects. All the people in this book are linked, but so much different things are going on in each chapter. It's a real page turner. I cannot wait to dive into the next Gossip Girl novel. This series is really amazing and sophisticated.
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader August 12, 2005
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

Addicting. Into a whole other world!

Reader reviewed by Dylana

I'm really not into just reading about upper class teens living in NYC who go to parties, do drugs, and other mature, but also not so mature things. But the Gossip Girl series is just addicting. It makes you want to read on and find out more, like a guilty pleasure. In this book it's spring time. The students are waiting for thier early decisions into the top universities and also for fashion week. Gossip Girl keeps all of NYC up-to-date on all that's happening with the most elite girls and guys around the city. Blair is trying to win her chance of getting into Yale after her messed up interview, Serena is becoming a superstar and model, Dan is becoming a mega poet, Vannessa is rising up because of her amazing video, Jenny is trying to deal with her big boobs and finding love, Nate is dealing with his drug problem in rehab, and he's loving it. The thing is that everything connects. All the people in this book are linked, but so much different things are going on in each chapter. It's a real page turner. I cannot wait to dive into the next Gossip Girl novel. This series is really amazing and sophisticated.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by brittani

another awesome book! i loved the first one so i had to get this one! i absolutely loved this book and i recommend to teenagers. i love the characters especially blair and nate! they should be together all the time! read this book! i loved it 5 star review ~~ :)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader July 09, 2005
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

amazing !!!!!

Reader reviewed by brittani

another awesome book! i loved the first one so i had to get this one! i absolutely loved this book and i recommend to teenagers. i love the characters especially blair and nate! they should be together all the time! read this book! i loved it 5 star review ~~ :)

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by Ria

In the 4th edition of gossip girl, college is just around the corner. Some seniors are getting their early acceptance letters and some have to wait. But everyone is already in party mode.

Jenny meets a new girl Elise, and they bond over the body image problems they have. Dan and Vanessa finally have sex, but after that, they start to drift apart because both of them are turning famous. Dan's poem, Sluts, was printed in the New Yorker and Vanessa's film career is going great. In order to get another chance to get into Yale, Blair transforms her image to resemble Audrey Hepburn, her idol. Nate is still a drug addict, and one day he's busted by the cops and sent to rehab. Serena and Aaron go out and they are the hottest couple in NYC. The biggest event coming up is fashion week, and Serena is asked to model and Vanessa is asked for permission to use her film as a backdrop. Everyone starts to think that Chuck is gay.

Blair goes for her interview and she falls in love with Owen Wells, who is twice as old as her. Nate meets this girl named Georgia, a stoner, in rehab. He is attracted to her, though she's not his normal type of girl. He saves her from killing herself. Jenny and Elise experiment with kissing each other. Jenny feels very uncomfortable and guilty. Dan is asked to go to a poetry reading and he meets another peot, Mystery Craze. He hooks up with her, even though he already has a girlfriend. Throughout the fashion show, Serena forgets about Aaron. They break up, and Serena is really upset. Blair realizes that the man she was making out with was the father of someone she knew. She decided to go to rehab with Nate and she admitted that she was a bulimic. And Jenny meets Leo, the boy she has a crush on. Vanessa gives up a great filmmaking opportunity. At the end, the only person who ends up happy is Jenny.

This book was great, but it left so many more cliffhangers, hopefully hinting to a 5th book. Who gets into college early? Who is the child of Owen Wells? Do Nate and Blair get back together? And could gossip girl actually be a guy? Read the book to find the answers to all these questions and more!

If you love the gossip girl books, pick this one up. It surely won't be a disappointment. I didn't like the Dan and Vanessa parts, but their story gets more interesting and complicated in this book. I just don't like the parts with gossip girl. Gossip Girl seems so conceited. Other than that, it's a great, quick read that will keep you reading until you finish.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader December 28, 2004
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

Best Series

Reader reviewed by Ria

In the 4th edition of gossip girl, college is just around the corner. Some seniors are getting their early acceptance letters and some have to wait. But everyone is already in party mode.

Jenny meets a new girl Elise, and they bond over the body image problems they have. Dan and Vanessa finally have sex, but after that, they start to drift apart because both of them are turning famous. Dan's poem, Sluts, was printed in the New Yorker and Vanessa's film career is going great. In order to get another chance to get into Yale, Blair transforms her image to resemble Audrey Hepburn, her idol. Nate is still a drug addict, and one day he's busted by the cops and sent to rehab. Serena and Aaron go out and they are the hottest couple in NYC. The biggest event coming up is fashion week, and Serena is asked to model and Vanessa is asked for permission to use her film as a backdrop. Everyone starts to think that Chuck is gay.

Blair goes for her interview and she falls in love with Owen Wells, who is twice as old as her. Nate meets this girl named Georgia, a stoner, in rehab. He is attracted to her, though she's not his normal type of girl. He saves her from killing herself. Jenny and Elise experiment with kissing each other. Jenny feels very uncomfortable and guilty. Dan is asked to go to a poetry reading and he meets another peot, Mystery Craze. He hooks up with her, even though he already has a girlfriend. Throughout the fashion show, Serena forgets about Aaron. They break up, and Serena is really upset. Blair realizes that the man she was making out with was the father of someone she knew. She decided to go to rehab with Nate and she admitted that she was a bulimic. And Jenny meets Leo, the boy she has a crush on. Vanessa gives up a great filmmaking opportunity. At the end, the only person who ends up happy is Jenny.

This book was great, but it left so many more cliffhangers, hopefully hinting to a 5th book. Who gets into college early? Who is the child of Owen Wells? Do Nate and Blair get back together? And could gossip girl actually be a guy? Read the book to find the answers to all these questions and more!

If you love the gossip girl books, pick this one up. It surely won't be a disappointment. I didn't like the Dan and Vanessa parts, but their story gets more interesting and complicated in this book. I just don't like the parts with gossip girl. Gossip Girl seems so conceited. Other than that, it's a great, quick read that will keep you reading until you finish.

Was this review helpful to you? 
 
Powered by JReviews

LATEST YABC BLOG POSTS - BLOG TOURS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND GIVEAWAYS

  • Books Aren't Dangerous Campaign

      Do you remember that book that changed your life as a reader, or maybe just your life in general? You do? That’s great!        Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series, have started a campaign called BOOKS AREN’T DANG ...

  • TOMORROWLAND - Drive Through Movie Review

    **********NO SPOILERS************ The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, give their thoughts on the new Disney film TOMORROWLAND.    QUESTION: If you could go to an alternate universe what would you want to see there? ...

  • It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu + Giveaway (US/Canada)

    Hi, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY by Maria E. Andreu, releasing September 1, 2015 from Running Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Maria:   YABC Readers!  I’m so excited to share the pape ...

  • May 2015 YABC Book Haul

    Hey YABCers! Once again, our office has been innundated with books, books, and  more BOOKS! We've run out of shelf space which can only mean one thing .... it's time for the May Book Haul! Enjoy the video and let us know in the comments which books you can't wait to add to your TBR. &nbs ...

  • It's live!! Cover Reveal: Insidious by Dawn Metcalf + Giveaway (US/Canada)

    Hello, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for INSIDIOUS by Dawn Metcalf, releasing August 25, 2015 from Harlequin TEEN. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Dawn:   You know when you finish a story, you never really finish because there' ...

  • What's New in YA

      Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York ...

  • The Librarian's Corner

      This month's theme for the Librarian's corner is all about picture books you can share with teens! Picture books aren't just for kids and babies anymore. In fact, teens love storytime too!    For May, I am featuring some of my favorite picture books to share ...

  • The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival

        The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival--TBF 2015 Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   Here at Young Adult Books Central, we LOVE YA! Fortunately for us, The Greater Rochester Book Festival held at Nazareth Collge devotes itself to s ...

  • Giveaway: If You Feel Too Much by Jamie Tworkowski (US Only)

    If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For By Jamie Tworkowski Release Date: May 26, 2015   About the Book In 2006 Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called “To Write Love on Her Arms” about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, ...

  • Giveaway: Nova by Margaret Fortune (US Only)

    Nova by Margaret Fortune   Release Date: June 2nd   About the Book *36:00:00* The clock activates so suddenly in my mind, my head involuntarily jerks a bit to the side. The fog vanishes, dissipated in an instant as though it never was. Memories come slotting ...

  • It's live!! Cover Reveal: Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

    Happy Friday, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for BRIAR ROSE by Jane Yolen, releasing April 19, 2016 from Tor Teen.      Ready to see? Scroll, YABCers! Scroll! ...       ...     ...

  • Giveaway: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (US Only)

    EVERY LAST WORD By Tamara Ireland Stone In stores June 16th   About the Book If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.   Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and ...

View more blog entries

Latest Book Listings Added

Alias Hook.jpg
"Every child knows how the story ends. The wicked pirate captain is flung overboard, caught in the jaws of the...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
61i%2BU8zcJcL.jpg
Category: Kids Nonfiction
This set of customizable gizmos includes a book of games, pranks, and jokes that make the most of them. The...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
I’m the daughter of murdered parents. I’m the friend of a dead girl. I’m the lover of my enemy. And...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Practice Makes Perfect. Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Meet Florabelle—a little girl with a BIG imagination! Florabelle just can't seem to pay attention. And although her family can...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Nothing goes quite according to plan when Paddington Bear goes to the beach. Especially when, one by one, he is...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Join Fancy Nancy as she plans a surprise party in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
The Berenstain Bears take a trip to the hospital and get a special tour! While Brother and Sister Bear see...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Gone Girl meets 13 Reasons Why in this stylish, sexy, and atmospheric story about friendship packed with twists and turns...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sixteen-year-old Beckan and her friends are the only fairies brave enough to stay in Ferrum when war breaks out. Now...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Never date your best friend Always be original Sometimes rules are meant to be broken Best friends Dave and Julia...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Power and politics, heartbreak and danger, magic and mermaids—Lucy must conquer it all in the compelling conclusion to the enchanting...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
This is a story of passion, courage, shattered faith and love, which will take you back to World War II,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
First crush, first love, first kiss—Ava learns about more than her heritage while vacationing in Scotland in this addition to...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ten years ago, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbor Remy watched helplessly as Sam's little sister was kidnapped. Later,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In Penelope Landlow's world, almost anything can be bought or sold. She's the daughter of one of the three crime...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)