” I’m always saying that my books are not autobiographical because they’re not. I can’t choose any one scene and say, ‘Oh, this is exactly what happened to me!’ I just use little snippets of things as a starting point! “


” I always resented books that tried to teach a lesson, where the characters are too good: They don’t swear, they tell their mothers everything. “


” But I’ve always been fascinated with that prettiest-girl-in-the-class person that I never was, getting inside her head and showing that she’s just as tormented and messed up as everybody else. “


” Gossip Girl’ came out in rapid succession over two years, so the endings always had to be suspenseful so that you couldn’t wait for the next one. “



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