Reviewed by E. Mankowski, September 2019
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is an iconic piece of historical fiction that was published in 1925. The novel, narrated by a young Nick Carraway living life to the fullest in 1922 Long Island, depicts his interactions and adventures with Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is seen as having everything a man could desire: success, wealth, and a seemingly endless supply of friends due to the enormity of the number of people that attend his lavish, and wild parties at his mansion. However, the invincibility of Gatsby seems to be defeated by his inability to attain the one thing he most truly desires: his lost love, Daisy Buchanan. Readers of a high school age will enjoy reading this novel due to the unexpected twists and turns, resulting in a thrilling drama that will leave the reader wondering what will occur next, and how it will all end.