- Reckless (novel)
name = Reckless
image_caption = First edition cover
author = Unknown ghost writer for
Cecily von Ziegesar
language = English
The It Girl
Young adult novel
release_date = 2006
media_type = Print (
Paperback) & AudioBook (MP3 CD)
pages = 288 pp
isbn = ISBN 978-0316011877
preceded_by = Notorious
followed_by = Unforgettable
Reckless is the third book in
The It Girlseries, released in 2006. It was written by a ghostwriterwith suggestions from Cecily von Ziegesar. [http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/books/12058/index2.html] Aimed toward young adults, it is a spin-offfrom the bestselling " Gossip Girl" series.
Reckless is the third book in the
The It Girlnovels by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series is ghostwritten from the original idea by von Ziegesar. [http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/books/12058/index2.html] The series, aimed toward young adults, is a spin-offfrom the bestselling " Gossip Girl" series. It was released in 2006 by Little, Brown.
As punishment for being off-campus (and having a party), the girls are split up; Callie and Jenny are kept in their original room while Tinsley and Brett move to another. They spend most of their time and energy avoiding each other.
On the outside Callie is handling the break-up with Easy well, despite the fact that she is forced to live with his new girlfriend. She gets a new haircut and a new wardrobe. But these things can't help the fact that inside, she is really a mess. To add to the drama, Easy has asked her to dinner with dear old Dad (who he hates) for Trustee Weekend. What could this mean? That Easy is ready to break up with Jenny and get back together with her?
Jenny is terrified of what will happen if she is alone with Callie for even 2 seconds. Would she cut off her hair? Stab her with a pen? The possibilities are endless. But how can she be worried about a certain jealous ex-girlfriend/roommate when things are going so well with Easy? This is obviously true love. Right?
Brett can't believe how immature Tinsley's acting. But she simply ignores her and focuses on more pleasant things. Callie's is the friendship she misses anyway. But Jenny is so sweet, with the way she genuinely cares and talks about things other than herself. And Brett is certain that she will lose her virginity at last to Jeremiah, her one true love this weekend after the big game. But certain events might get into the way of Brett's plans...
When Tinsley helps Heath Ferro and the hot new freshman, Julian hide kegs of beer in her own dorm, she decides to use it to throw a dorm-wide girls-only party on the roof (minus Brett and Jenny of course), hoping the boys aren't too upset when they find out. The party was fresh until one of the staff heard the girls on the roof. Having immediately hid themselves in their rooms, the administration couldn't pin the blame, but the keg left on the roof was more than enough to hold against the dorm as a whole. But thanks to Trustee Weekend, the punishment is light - all Dumbarton residents are under lockdown for the weekend. No one can enter or leave the dorm, thus ruining Brett's plans with Jeremiah.
Upon hearing this, the guys of Waverly decide to make history by sneaking into Dumbarton while it is still on lock-down. They decide to throw-what else?-a party. This one turns out to be a turning point for many of our characters.
Callie doesn't know this, but Easy may have fallen back in love with her during the Trustee Dinner. But can you really love two girls at once? They start kissing in the closet of her dorm, but they stop before it can get any hotter. He realizes that he really loves Jenny. So why can't he keep his mind off Callie?
And Brandon swears off the girls of Dumbarton. No, it's not what you think. He meets Elizabeth, a girl from St. Lucius, and he may start going out with her. At least he's not psycho-obsessed with Callie anymore.
We also meet a new girl, Kara Whalen, who becomes another one of the elite at Waverly. Dubbed "the Whale" by Heath Ferro because of her weight in freshman year, she left school and everyone forgot about her. Now she's thin and pretty and ready for revenge. She gets it, and throws beer at Heath's humiliated face during the lock-down party. Ha. Serves him right. It seems as though they will get together.
During a game of "I Never", it is revealed that Tinsley and Brett are both virgins, Jeremiah lost his to that girl Elizabeth, and Easy took Callie to the Trustee Dinner instead of Jenny. Can you spell drama?
In the end, Tinsley loses another friend and Callie reconciles with Brett and Jenny. She bonds with Jenny over what a jerk Easy turned out to be. Brett breaks up with Jeremiah, and Tinsley somewhat warily finally hooks up with Julian, a freshman. Such a thing has never happened before. Do you think it will last? And will it be kept secret?
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