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“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The Great Gatsby”
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pages: 180
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Opening lines: In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my head ever since. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
Jay Gatsby has never stopped loving Daisy, even in the five years they’ve been seperated. He believes that she still loves him-even though she is now married. When Nick Carroway moves in next door to Gatsby, he gets more than he bargained for. Gatsby wants Nick to invite both him and Daisy to tea so they will “happen” to meet again. Will Gatsby and Daisy fall back upon old habits and be together once again?

I had to read this book with my English class. It is considered a classic, so I wasn’t expecting much from it when we started. I was thinking of long chapters, neverending descriptions of the setting, and bland dialouge.
“The Great Gatsby” is . . . okay. It had me interested in the middle, but took a  while to pick up at the beginning and I personally didn’t like the ending.
I liked the character of Daisy in the book, but we started watching the movie and now all I can hear is her high-pitched screech with every. single. word. she says.
All in all, it was an okay sort of book. I enjoyed it enough that I would tell people that asked me about it that they should read it, but I’m not anxious to read it again.
“The Great Gatsby” gets 2/5 stars.


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