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Banned Book Project - Gossip Girl

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Saira Shahid

on 4 February 2013

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Images from Shutterstock.com Gossip Girl #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Born in New York City in June 1990 (42 years old)
Well-to-do background
Attended The Nightingale-Bamford School in Manhattan - inspired the setting for Gossip Girl
Attended Colby College
Worked at Alloy Entertainment’s book-packaging firm - inspired to write Gossip Girl
Lives in Brooklyn with husband, two children, and two cats About the Author By Cecily Von Ziegesar Cecily Von Ziegesar Characters Blair Waldorf Main character
Pretty and smart
Well-rounded student
Uses charm, cleverness, money, and social status to get what she wants
On and off relationship with Nate Archibald Serena van der Woodsen Main character
Described as "perfect"
Blair's ex-best friend
Slept with Nate
Envied by Blair
Longs for true romance, but is easily bored by men in general Nate Archibald Good-looking lacrosse player
Attends St. Jude's School for Boys
On and off relationship with Blair Waldorf
Confesses his love to Blair Plot Setting New York’s Upper East Side Summary Gossip Girl revolves around the lives, romances, and scandals of rich, privileged teenage girls. Banned/Challenged Overall Reasons Sexually explicit
Drug and alcohol use
Offensive language
Unsuited to age group 2011 Banned in school libraries in Picayune, Mississippi for profanity 2010 Challenged in Leesburg Public Library in Florida for sexual innuendo, drug references, and other adult topics
2012 Nearly banned in Vandegrift High School in Austin, Texas for inappropriate language, drugs, and sexual content Challenged in Lake County Library System in Florida because it was considered inappropriate for the audience
The Question Should Gossip Girl be banned? NO! Should Gossip Girl be banned? NO! ~ Thank You ~
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