''Gossip Times Three'' by Amy Goldman Koss is a book about...

Let's just say it might as well be called ''Tween Drama Tropes [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]]''

The book begins with the narrator [[CloudCuckoolander deciding what to call the main characters]] since she can't use their real names because they'll never speak to her again. She decides on [[ThemeNaming Abby]] (Because she was the first one to fall in love with Zack), Bess and Christy.

Abby is [[SingleTargetSexuality love]] with Zack, one day Bess calls him cute, this gives Abby stomachaches of paranoia, Bess begins to date Zack, Christy still doesn't get the boy girl thing, and it begins.
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!! This book provides examples of:

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The girls consider calling themselves the Dashing Daughters of Divorce, but then reconsider since it sound Dreadfully Dull.
* {{Adorkable}}: Christy.
* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: Every tween in the story is named from A to F aside from Zack.
* AnAesop: [[ZigZaggingTrope Discussed, Averted, Played with then played straight.]]
* AntiClimax: Chapter four, where Bess and Zack break up, is one paragraph long.
** The actual ending.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: There is [[NoFourthWall no fourth wall.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: [[spoiler: Gilda]] Our narrator.
** At one point she decides to change Sheila and Kim's names to Beila and Fim, though the new names are used in the future the old ones aren't erased.
* CoolBigSis: Gilda.
* CoolPet: Wheezy, Abby's dog.
* CreatorCameo: Via flashback with the Narrator.
* FanPreferredCouple: In-universe we have an Abby preferred couple. When Abby believes that Fred and Emma are going to be blown apart by Hurricane Bess even though Emma doesn't really care about Fred.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Discussed.
* GettingCrappastTheRadar: The type of medicine that [[NoPeriodsPeriod no heating pad or chalky medicine can fix]].
** Christy thinks her friends will turn on her because she has smaller breasts.
* GirlPosse: Abby, Bess and Christy. With Dawn and Emma as backup.
* GuiltyPleasure: For Christy it's soccer and cafeteria food among her friends.
* HappilyMarried: Discussed and played straight by Christy's dad.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Implied with Abby's mom and Steve, since Steve is very, very tall.
* LampshadeHanging: On LampshadeHanging itself. And many other things.
* MeaningfulName: The books title, THREE is capitalised wherever it is. Most things are done in threes.
** Everybody is named in alphabetical order apart from the adults: Abby, Bess, Christy, Dawn, Emma, Fred, Gilda and [[OddNameOut Zack]].
** Abby>Bess>Christy is also the order in which the girls date Zack (Though only the last sticks)
* OddlyNamedSequel: The narrator considers doing this, but decides against it (Actually, her creative writing teacher discourages her.)
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: Christy has a lot of things she'd love to do, but she can't do them because of Bess and Abby.
* PlotTwist: The narrator promises THREE plot twists in THIRTEEN chapters.
* TheScrappy: Fred in-universe.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Abby and Zack until after Bess dumps Zack.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: On purpose in-universe. The narrator likes to tease us about the [=Max/Bess=] disaster and the [=Fred/His Mom/Dr.Y=] debacle, but the book ends without any explanation. That's why she calls him [[MeaningfulName Dr. Y]] in the first place.
* TotallyRadical: ''For Reals!'', only used once by Christy.
* WideEyedIdealist: Lindy with love. Every time is completely different and she knows this one is
* UnreliableNarrator: Complete with a fake ending where Bess and Gilda die.
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