Gossip Girl Books

Book review by Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Addictive high-society fluff with iffy messages.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 28 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 91 reviews

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age 14+

For teens and up only!

I can't believe people are saying that it's okay for 8 year olds! I would say 8 is fine for Twilight, but Gossip Girl? No. Do you really want your 8 year old exposed to drugs, smoking, swearing, underage drinking, sex, and everything else? It's not even the content - it's the way it's portrayed. You are basically giving your kid a book that says, drugs are fine, underage drinking is fine, everything's fine - just look good and don't make a scene. If that's not glamorizing teenage life, I don't know what is. Unlike Pretty Little Liars, another teen series like this, no one gets punished. At all. The reason I gave this 4/5 stars is because of one word: entertainment. It's fun to read about the life of the rich and powerful. You should read it, just make sure you know all the content first...
age 9+
I think kids over nine should know about this stuff already, my daughter loves this show so much

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love high school and high drama

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