I Like It Like That: A Gossip Girl Novel Themes
Coming of Age
"I Like It Like That, A Gossip Girl Novel" by Cecily von Ziegesar has a strong coming-of-age theme that is symbolized by the transition that many of the kids are making from their carefree and privileged life in Manhattan, New York to university life. Even rich kids like the characters in the book go through the angst and uncertainty of the teen years as they evolve from child to adult.
Blair, the protagonist, is a sensitive young girl and is literally being replaced at home. Her mother is seven months pregnant and is redecorating Blair's room for the new baby. She figured that Blair wouldn't care because, after all, she will be away at school most of the time. Blair's mother is literally pushing Blair out of the nest. In a not so subtle manner, she is telling her that she is no longer a child and...