Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Genre: Historical Fiction
Ages: 14 and Up

     This book wasn't what I expected it to be. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't amazing either. There were parts of the story that made me marvel at Gatsby, but there other parts in which I simply didn't understand him or the actions of the other characters. It  also could have been the time period in which the story was written that made it difficult for me to connect with the characters in the story. Additionally, the ending of this story was different from what I expected. It was rather sad in fact. Despite all this, if you are a reader that appreciates classic works of literature or historical fiction, or if you are looking for an interesting read, I would encourage picking up this book. Although it wasn't my favorite, it still was a well-crafted piece of writing.

     Nick Carraway has just moved to New York, where he finds himself living next door to a rather interesting neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Every weekend, Gatsby throws lavish parties in his mansion, with many people in attendance. Rumors about the Great Gatsby fly all over the city, but no one can ever verify if they are true.
     The longer Nick lives near Gatsby, the more intrigued by him he becomes. Soon enough, he develops a sort of friendship with him, and begins to realize that there is much more to Gatsby then what meets the eye.

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