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Gossip Girl’s Author Thought They Ruined Vanessa
In its adaptation from the page to the screen, Gossip Girl made a number of changes. For the most part, Cecily von Ziegesar was pleased with the changes that the show had made, but there was one fairly large exception. “I think Vanessa is one character they ruined,” she told MTV.com.
“In the book, she’s kick-ass and has a shaved head and wears lots of black. I think a lot of the readers who don’t usually read teen fiction identify with Vanessa… I just wish Vanessa was like she is in the books a bit more.” Unfortunately, the showrunners didn’t go that route.