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Jenny Humphrey has left her Manhattan school to attend elite Waverly Academy in New York horse country where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time. She will do anything to become The It Girl, and rooming with the two most popular girls in school, Callie Vernon and Brett Messerschmidt, it finally seems to be happening. But when notoriouJenny Humphrey has left her Manhattan school to attend elite Waverly Academy in New York horse country where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time. She will do anything to become The It Girl, and rooming with the two most popular girls in school, Callie Vernon and Brett Messerschmidt, it finally seems to be happening. But when notorious Tinsley Carmichael returns to find Jenny with her old friends and in her old bed, she's determined not to let Jenny get all the attention...Is Waverly big enough for Jenny, Callie, Brett and Tinsley? They're all beautiful, captivating, and a little bit crazy... but there can be only one It Girl....

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Number of Pages : 282 Pages
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Notorious Reviews

  • Hayley W.
    2019-02-10 21:52

    At Waverly boarding school, no one could get enough drama in Cecily von Ziegesar's "Notorious", just one of the series. So when Jenny, a new student, ended up sharing a dorm room with Callie and Brett, two of the most popular girls in school, she knew she was in for a wild ride. Actually, she was bunking in the most popular and breathtaking girl's bed-Tinsley Carmichael, Callie and Brett's best friend. She heard rumors all the time about Tinsley and whether she was coming back after her suspension last year. When Tinsley is allowed back in school and finds Jenny sleeping in her previous bed, she isn't too happy about it. She immediately doesn't like Jenny; after all, she did steal her spot at Waverly. Of course, Jenny feels extremely intimidated by her and just wants to fit in. All four girls encounter imponderable decisions throughout the course of their school year. Facing challenges like fitting in, boyfriend troubles, losing friendships, and much more, the girls realize they have to come together to work out their problems with each other. But Tinsley seems to have changed while being gone, Callie and Brett are keeping secrets, and Jenny just doesn't know where to fit in the picture. Can the four girls learn work together in time to save falling apart friendships and broken relationships, and lastly reveal untold secrets? Find out in this intense book.

  • Abbie
    2019-01-20 16:47

    An okay read.

  • Brooke
    2019-02-15 20:58

    This book is based off of a book and television series known as Gossip Girl. Gossip Girl is about the struggle to fit into Constance, a school on the rich upper east side of Manhattan. It focuses on the struggles of many characters to fit in as well as how being an outsider on this wealthy elite society affects their life. Dan Humphrey is known as “Lonely Boy”, “outsider”, or “Brooklyn Boy” because he does not live on the upper east side and is not as wealthy. Harassed, beaten up, cyber bullied, and excluded; Dan Humphrey experienced it all for his differences. His sister, “Little Jenny Humphrey from Brooklyn” faces the same problems as him. As she moves in and out of the “elite” or popular group, things don’t end on great terms in Manhattan. After things get too tough for Jenny to handle, she changes schools to a completely different environment. “Notorious girl” is the story of Jenny’s experience at her new school. Like Manhattan, this school is filled with mean girls and drama. Jenny struggles to keep herself from being an outsider in her fresh start. At Waverly Academy, her elite boarding school, all that matters to Jenny and the others is popularity. In her eyes, there is one "it girl", and it needs to be her. To take down Tinsley, her snobby yet beautiful and popular peer, Jenny crosses many lines that are the reasons she left Constance.

  • Dani
    2019-01-30 23:50

    Cross-posted from my blog right hereMy Review: The It-Girl series are fun, slightly leading towards trashy, guilty pleasures. Notorious in particular is a drama-packed sequel, that while in my opinion not as good as first, holds the promise for the series to get better.When Hooked: Immediately. The cliff-hanger from the previous book draws you in and has you captured until the final page is turned.Hookability: (8.5/10) I'll give the series props for it's hookability, when it hooks you it hooks you. You need to know what the heck those crazy Dumbarton girls are going to do next.Writing: (8/10) The writing is very engaging and flows quite well, but it is not anything really original or set apart. Though I am a fan of the multiplte character's thoughts portrayal this book contains, I like hearing all the sides to the story!Characters: (7.5/10) There are times when I loved certain characters, and times when I wanted jump into this book just so I could yell and scream at them. They took me on a rollercoaster. Jenny. Shes the most likeable character, and the one that I definately root for. I have to admit she was pretty awesome in this book with that cheer, I wish I had that much courage! Brett. Are you really surprised at the aftermath with your scandalous affair? Honey, you're supposed to be the smart one, it was obvious as to what was gonna happen! Callie. Hey, get a backbone! Don't be such a spineless person who just tries to top someone else, but won't stand up to anyone. And seriously get over your pathetic love life already! Tinsley. I find it funny that the first time I read this I liked Tinsley, and this time I found her a complete and total b*tch. Hahaha, I do tend to love the "mean girl." Easy. I'm torn, I wanna love you, which is mostly what I feel for you, but you can be a total jerk-off sometimes. Brandon. Grow some! Eeeerrrrrgh, thats about all I have to say!Plot: (8/10) I have found that with this series there really isn't a central "plot" but rather just a string drama-filled events that occur and somehow flow together in the end. However, I do like how chalk-filled of drama goodness they are!Originality: (7.5/10) Nothing is quite original about this book per se, but I definitely don't think its a copy of anything either. Romance: (8/10) I wouldn't read this book/series specifically for its romantic appeal but it is a nice little addition, that as long as your not seeking it out, will leave you content! Jenny and Easy are so cute together!Ending: (9/10) Cecily is a master of the cliff-hanger endings. They will leave you in need to pick up the next installment to find out what happens next! You can't help it!Remembrable: (6/10) Yeah, not so much on that one. Basics you might/will remember, but its not the kind of book where you remember every little detail, or even just the specifics.Recommendability: (7/10) Check out the section below of the graphic/violent content, if none of that bothers you and you are in need of a guilty pleasure than I will recommend this to you! Fans of Gossip Girl will probably like this. Also, I'm definitely going to say girls will like this a whole lot better than boys.Any Particular Graphic/Violent/"Inappropriate" Content? Drinking? YES! Drugs? Yes, not heavy or descriptive of anything but the references are still there. Swearing? YES! Not potty-mouth kind of swearing per se, but there is definitely swearing every couple pages or so. Sexual Content? HECK YES! You've hit the mother load with this one. Not really a fade-to-black kind of book, but not really graphic either, lets just say things don't really stop at making out. Also, there is a heck of a lot od sexual innuendos and implied sexual occurances. I personally think that basicly you can read anything, well besides erotica or whatever, when your over the age of 12. But I totally get that others might say this should be read by older teens only. (12+)Overall: (8.06/10) Notorious is a drama-filled sequel that will have in need of the next installment. I feel there are better books to be your main source of reading, but as a guilty pleasure, this series is a good pick.Cover Comments: I like the single girl on the cover thing this series has going on, simple and pretty. It doesn't blow my mind but I'm content with it. Oh, I've mentioned it before but if you do have the whole series, or even a few of the books in the series, the spines look really cool all lined up together! (8/10)

  • Asia A.
    2019-01-21 22:43

    Notorious is the second book in the series The It Girl (by Cecily Von Ziegesar.) I found this one much more interesting than the first novel, The It Girl, because it was really intense, and kept me on the edge. Jenny Humphrey is still recovering from the fact she was almost expelled from Waverly Academy her first night there when legendary Tinsley Carmichael, another student who was expelled last year, arrives. Tinsley is described to be beautifully intimidating, and she gives Jenny the cold shoulder the minute they meet. This book differs from the original novel because there is an added character, Tinsley, who is quick to reestablish her place in Waverly and will do anything to do so. The author’s writing was very intriguing because she used so many adjectives to describe each and every person, so that the reader was able to obtain a very good sense of each personality. Von Ziegesar also puts a lot emphasis on the feuding between Jenny and her roommates (mainly Tinsley and Callie Vernon) and how Tinsley rapidly judges Brett Messerschmidt, another roommate, for rejecting her and becoming friends with Jenny. I would definitely recommend that people who either haven’t read the series at all or are just starting, continue to read all the books because they are AMAZING.

  • Francis
    2019-02-14 19:50

    Again an entertaining read. I read most of the it girl books back when I was younger. I remember liking them so as part of a challenge I'm rereading them (maybe finishing the series if I feel like it).Now that I'm older. I've read more books, been to places, did stuff and all that. I feel like these books aren't as good as I remembered them. And I think it's largely because when I first read them, I was a lot younger and inexperienced at life. I was in the same phase as the main characters really. Wanting to belong and wanting to stand out. So it was relatable to me. Now the story just isn't as relatable anymore. Still I think they're enjoyable and I like reading them in between some of the other books that are more relatable to me now as more of a New Adult.

  • Olivia Monahon
    2019-01-29 22:52

    Notorious is the second book in the It Girl Series. It picks up right where it left off in the first book, when the notorious Tinsley Carmichael is being readmitted into Waverly Academy. Everything about Tinsley is glamorous. In a matter of a week she has messed up Jenny's,Callie's and Brett's friendship, stolen Brett's boyfriend and regained her position as queen. After a very rocky patch, Callie and Easy have split. Leaving Callie heartbroken and Easy already with a new girl... Jenny. The book ends with Tinsley ruling school, a severed friendship and new love.

  • Alexandra
    2019-02-16 22:44

    I hate how these basically plotless books manage to keep me interested somehow. They're such light readings and perfect for when you don't want to think too much about twisting plots or anything like that. It's just such a guilty pleasure for a lazy day.

  • Ginger Woods
    2019-01-28 19:58

    I loved this book as well. Not as much as the first and I'm finding myself slipping out of the I LOVE THIS SERIES daze. But maybe it's only because some romances are just disapointing me in the direction their going. Oh well that can change easily! I still love how short of a time the book takes place over but how quickly I blaze through the pages. I can't wait to see what happens next. Unfortinitly I have to until the next book comes in the mail. Sad, sad. Definitly not a disapointing sequel!

  • Fottex
    2019-02-01 22:55

    A perfect book highlighting on youth and their petty problems. Cecily perfectly captures the mind of these spoiled teens and their struggles in a private boarding high school. New love, heartbreak, light flings and just romance in general play enormous roles in the book. The cliffhanger at the end leaves you thirsting for the next book. Because of multiple factors the book is incredibly shallow as many characters are to.

  • Jamie Coudeville
    2019-02-02 22:50

    So this was okay, not great. I was able to enjoy it a lot more once I got into the right mindset, the chick lit mindset. The only thing that bothered me aside from the usual lack of diversity was that the drama was all so similar. Would've liked a bit more variation than just "you stole my boyfriend" drama.

  • Emelie Talledo
    2019-02-17 18:33

    Von Ziegesar is simply great at describing young girls behavior against each other and themselves.

  • Jordan Copes
    2019-02-10 23:39

    i need more jenny!!

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-02-02 18:58

    Reviewed by Allison M. Rotonda for TeensReadToo.comNOTORIOUS contains more scandalous activity than a grocery store tabloid and is a far better read. Tinsley, Callie, and Brett were all best friends in room 303, living life at the top of the social food chain at Waverly Academy, until Tinsley is expelled and is replaced with another roommate, Jenny. Somehow Tinsley manages to gain re-admittance and quickly springs back into action, stirring things up with the new girl--and everyone else for that matter. Jenny desperately wants to gain Tinsley's acceptance and finally be a part of the popular crowd, but along the way she begins to wonder what price she will have to pay for the life she dreamed of. To make matters worse she falls, hard, for Callie's estranged boyfriend, Easy, and is forced to choose between the boy she thinks she loves and her new friends. The Waverly student body dresses in a wardrobe that will have every Sex in the City fan aching with jealousy and behaves in ways that would make Paris Hilton proud! Everything is described in perfect detail, and while some of the situations may seem a little far-fetched to the average reader, the thoughts and dialogue in the book are perfect. Although it is the second book in the series, you can quickly pick up where the story left off, and the characters are developed so completely that it feels as though you know their pasts already... or do you? The story ends in a way that will leave readers dying for the next book in the series and yet ties up most of the story lines contained in NOTORIOUS. Be prepared, though, because this is a hard book to put down!

  •  Ruth Noemi Rojas
    2019-01-25 16:53

    Wavering between 3 and 4 stars, I bumped it up. For starters,I would like to thank God, for letting me complete this book. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because of all the "bad words" in it and the fact the the characters smoke so much. I know these books are "ghost-written", and I think that's why they might be better than Gossip Girl. The characters in this series remind me of the characters from the Clique series a lot. Tinsley C. reminds me of Massie Block from the Clique. Callie V. reminds me of Alicia Rivera from the Clique. Brett M. reminds me of Kristen Gregory from the Clique. And last but not least, Jenny H. reminds me of Claire Lyons from the Clique. There are five girls in the Clique, but none of the girls in this series remind me of Dylan Marvil from the Clique. The plot was pretty good. Tinsley C. returns to the story. Call me crazy, but I actually like Tinsley and Heath Ferro. I know they're the characters you're supposed to dislike, but I think I actually like them. Brandon is okay...I don't really like him a lot like the other characters, but I don't dislike him, either.:) All throughout the story, Tinsley and Brett don't like each other because Tinsley stole Eric, Brett's boyfriend at the beginning of the story, from Brett. Also, Callie can't stand Jenny because Jenny stole Easy Walsh, (Callie's boyfriend), from Callie. The ending didn't really surprise me. It's actually pretty funny how the girls were split up. Tinsley has to live with Brett, and Jenny with Callie. The two girls that can't stand each other are together, which definitely makes you want to pick up the third book. Overall, it's a good and fun read.

  • Siti
    2019-02-16 00:42

    SUMMER READING 2011SITI H.M. KHAIRINotorious (The It Girl series #2)by Cecily von Ziegesar288 pagesLittle, Brown Young Readers $9.99ISBN 031601186X Jenny Humphrey had reinvented herself as the 'New Jenny' in hopes of fitting more perfectly into the elite and admired society at Waverly Academy, pristine and privileged co-ed boarding school in upstate New York. Towards the end of the first novel, the It Girl, it seemed she had successfully done so. Until the devil in the latest yet-to-be-marketed pair of Jimmy Choo heels struts in and stomps on all Jenny’s hard work. The Queen Bee of Waverly Academy is back and she isn’t about to let little Jenny have all the undivided attention. Jenny has all that she ever wanted: to be part of the in-crowd, score the hottest guy on campus as her boyfriend, a clean record and top grades. But when Tinsley Carmichael comes into the picture, Jenny fears the status she had worked very hard to keep will bury into the pile of Prada mark-offs and out of the spotlight forever. Will Jenny’s boyfriend lose his interest? Will Jenny lose her friends? Will Tinsley ever uncover her not-so-clean record? Will Jenny lose it all? I recommend this book to any girls in high school. This is similar to Gossip Girl so if you’re into that, then this is the book for you. Although Gossip Girl stirs drama in the city, Jenny stirs drama in the small private school she now calls home. If you like drama, and you like Gossip Girl, then pick up this book and read it. Like Heidi Klum always says, for Jenny “one day you’re in, the next day…you’re out”.

  • Xela
    2019-02-07 18:55

    Although the sequel to The It Girl wasn't as intense and fast-paced as its predecessor, it still held the guilty charm that all of the It Girl books seem to hold (on second thought, that all gossipy, fashion books seem to hold). I didn't particularily like Tinsley's arrival or her attitude (but who does?) but I suppose that's the way we're supposed to see her. In that case, the author did a great job of portraying the Queen Bee as the self-centered, twisted girl she is. As Jenny and Brett's friendship continues to grow, I find myself liking some characters more than I did at the beginning of the first book. Brett, for instance. I wasn't sure I liked her having such a large role in Notorious, but the fact that she made up for all her shallow idiocy from before made her a much better character. The fact that all the girls (with the exception of Tinsley and her beng a soulless shell of a person) now have shown a weakness makes them all that much more tolerable, even Callie, who I find myself caught between liking and being disgusted by. The end of the book wasn't very powerful, but it wasn't anti-climactic either. It will make an interesting opening to the third book. Looking forward to it.

  • Brianna
    2019-02-11 19:46

    I read this book as my summer reading book. At the beginning of the book, I found it very boring. As I started to get into the book, it got interusting due to the fact that this whole book is most revolved around pointless teenage drama. Even though many people get sick of drama, no one can really say that it's boring. With drama there is always something new and it always keeps you on your toes with what will come next. Something that I liked about this book is that I could relate to the characters in many ways. I could relate to them because most of them play sports, have boyfriends and do typical teenage things like me and most teens in school do. Something I disliked about the book was that when some chapters didn't have much going it, it got boring to read. The strengths of this book was that many teenagers could compare their lives to the characters, which kept things interusting to read. One weakness this book had was that you could almost always guess what's going to happen next. Overall, I liked this book and recommend it to teenage girls.

  • Candy Boisvert
    2019-01-28 20:37

    Title: NotoriousAuthor: Cecily von ZiegesarCopyright date: June 2006Publisher: Little, BrownHow many pages: 276 pgsHow long it took me to read: 15 daysCategory: FictionI learned about this book from: reading Gossip girl - it's a spin off.This book was purchased at: ColesThis book is: not something I normally like readingOther books by these authors: Gossip girl seriesFavorite characters: Jenny, Brett, Easy, and BrandonWhen and Where the story takes place: Waverly boarding school, Boston, New YorkPlot in a nutshell: Tinsley Carmicheal is back and she's doing everything to get everyone else in trouble.Main characters: Callie, Brett, Easy, Jenny, Tinsley and BrandonWhat I liked best: Tough question...Heath amuses me...but he makes me miss Chuck Bass.What I liked least: Tinsley is really starting to piss me off.Overall rating: I'm really torn on this series, it's somewhat good, I'm just having a hard time getting into the storyline and characters.

  • Winnie
    2019-02-06 21:46

    This book is about Jenny Humphrey, a freshmen in college trying to fit in with everybody. she's not as fresh, nor is she as pretty but she does have abnormally large breasts that people DO seem to notice. She dorms with three rather popular girls on campus and only one is nice to her. Tinsley, the girl that just returned from suspension is an instigator, trying to make things worse between Jenny and Callie. Callie's a popular girl too, whom also lives in their dorm. She was going out with this guy but then the guy broke up with her because he was into Jenny. So much gossip and so much drama in this college dorm life.i liked this book because it might possibly be what i'm going to be going through in college myself. It made me be excited for college because everything just goes out of control and it's an once in a life time thing. because once these four years are over, adulthood begins, and that sucks.

  • Yasmina
    2019-02-15 17:48

    After a long summer, Tinsley Carmichael has returned to Waverly Academy to regain her place as the "It Girl". She struts onto the campus, expecting everyone to worship her, but instead, finds a curly haired brunette with gigantic boobs in her old bed. Jenny introduces herself and Tinsley immediately dislikes her. Despite her hopes, she no longer has her two best friends. When they lay eyes on Tinsley again, things between them are awkward, to say the least, and Tinsley starts thinking that she's going to whip things back in order.My connection to Jenny is sometimes I try to be friends with people who don't even like me and I know it. It is really hard because like Jenny I would see them all the time.I gave this book 5 stars because of how interesting and intriguing it was to read it. I would definitely recommend the series.

  • Alicia Moore
    2019-02-07 17:46

    Notorious is one of the great The It Girl series. It is second in line to The It Girl. This book could potentially have a lot of controversy, looking up to stereotypical and cliche ideas of rich beautiful people at a boarding school. Very similar to Gossip Girl, there are a lot of scandalous scenes with Tinsley, who is now back from her suspension, and Jenny, the 'new girl'. Callie, the typical blonde, starts up her own drama, constantly comparing herself to Tinsley. Brett's affair with Mr. Dalton ends abruptly when Tinsley feels she needs to take charge of their affair. Callie is desperate to get Easy's attention, but with Jenny in the way, Callie seemingly looses Easy's love for her. One thing I did not like about this book, though, was that descriptions were very vague. Scenes did not have very detail on what happened, it was kind of "It's up to you" type of thing.

  • Tez
    2019-02-05 17:32

    Jenny Humphrey is much more annoying in the Gossip Girl series, but here she's quite tolerable, compared to the company she keeps. Callie Vernon is old money; her mother is Atlanta's governor. Brett Messerschmidt's parents are Jersey gauche; her dad a cosmetic surgeon, and her mum a big fan of animal print-leggings. And Tinsley Carmichael is the biggest bitch of all, but we're supposed to hate her.In this instalment, Brett's been having a sexless affair with her adviser, and Tinsley decides to break them up. Callie's ex Easy Walsh is now with Jenny; Tinsley decides to break them up. She's not just breaking up romances, though - she's dividing friendships, too. Tinsley could never be accused of not keeping things interesting.

  • Rebecca
    2019-02-20 17:49

    a spin-off from the Gossip Girl series, which i didn't know when i picked it up. like the gossip girl books, took me a while to get into the rhythm of all the people mentioned that all seem the same to me. but this book takes place at a boarding school instead of The City.i kind of liked these characters better then in GG, because they seemed more real and didn't do crazy stupid adult things, which i find really annoying. maybe because they were at a boarding school and had more rules? but you would think that no parents around, the kids would run wild, which they did, but with limits.same old bullshit, girls stealing other guys boyfriends and seducing teachers. whatever. if i see another book, i'll prob pick it up, but i am not adding them to my list, which is like a first.Grade: C

  • Aiyanna Eileen
    2019-02-01 18:45

    Has to be my favorite in the series. Jenny is a fresh freckled face at Waverly, and she's caught the attention of the guy everyone wants, Easy Walsh. So how does Easy's girlfriend feel about this? Cat fight to the DEATH, or atleast until the other girl's extentions fall out.Some situations in this book are just laughable when I think the author was trying to take a more serious approach, it really didn't work. I enjoyed the book none the less. I believe I read it in 6th grade so most of the "trying to fit in" issues were very relevant in my life at the time. In general its a story about relatable teen angst. Only recommended if you like repitious, stupid and insanely realistic flirtations between high school students.

  • Zahria
    2019-02-01 20:46

    Notorious is the second book in the It Girl Series.When the queen(Tinsley Charmiceal) bee arrives back her old school she realizes that she has to share her thrown with the new Jenny Humphry, she is furious Tinsley is described to be beautifully intimidating, and she gives Jenny the cold shoulder the minute they mee.t. This book varies greatly from the first one because it uses many more adjectives and phrases to emphasize the mood tht is set in the particular chapter based on whats happening in the book. I would recommend this book to people who love reading about drama and teenage life also to people that have read the first book and who pan on continuing to read the series.

  • Chanceya Shelton
    2019-01-30 18:01

    In Notorious, Jenny enrolls into Waverly Academy and is surrounded by elitist. Tinsley, the former "Queen Bee" of Waverly returns and is wanting her throne once again. Jenny, Callie, Tinsley, and Brett all share a dorm together and they go through many obstacles that test their "friendship". Callie and Jenny both have their eyes on Easy Walsh, while Brett and Tinsley have their's on Mr. Dalton, who will end up with who? With the relationship problems, can these four girls overcome this teen girl tyranny or will no one be seated on the Queen Bee throne, and if they can, who will be crowned as Queen Bee of Waverly Academy?

  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
    2019-02-10 22:48

    I re-read this series often because I love the ton of characters and the consistent drama. I love the youthfulness of the young characters's voices and how nostalgic it makes me for teenagehood while at the same time reminding me how awful it was to only just stop being a child. This series is fun and quick and sometimes even has a cool wise message but overall it's a guilty pleasure series. The events are cliche, the descriptions of clothing are lost on me, and the lack of characterization for the secondary characters makes the stories less realistic. I wouldn't recommend this series to anyone but I fully intend on finishing it and probably re-reading it again someday.

  • Sabrina
    2019-02-10 16:35

    from reading this book, i was really able to enjoy reading again. i haven't been able to raed a enjoyable book in so long. i remembered reading the first book in 9th grade, however never knew there was a sequel to the whole story. Anyways, i found this book a couple of days ago, and to find out from my friends that it was a sequel. So, i said why not give it a try. well, it's not that bad. I actually really enjoyed it, and is waiting upon the next sequel to be acquiered from the library. So, i can't wait to read to see what happens to the mysetrious jenny humphrey in private boarding school.

  • James
    2019-02-14 18:34

    Terrible for the most part, but the worst thing was I started getting into it towards the end...