The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This novel is one I highly recommend for teens. It really captures the essence of the roaring 20’s. The novel depicts the gaping difference between old money and new money. It's funny how then, they looked down upon those who worked hard for their money rather than inheritance but now in the 21st century we applaud those who worked hard and earned their status, rather than just family money. Although the narration can be hard to understand at times, I think the expressions and phrases brought up really make you believe you yourself are in the roaring twenties. This novel is a battle of recreating the past, filled with past love, tension, competition, and the mystery of who Jay Gatsby really is. You won’t regret reading this exciting novel. 

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Review by Catherine B.

Published by on June 15, 2022
Last Modified September 22, 2023