By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Release Date: January 1. 1925
Review: This story is not a story where you love the characters or where it's happy and good. It is so much more than that. F. Scott Fitzgerald paints a picturesque scene of the 1920's Jazz age.
This book is filled with symbolism. Everything that happens in the books means something. The places, the people, and even the weather. You can notice so much if you pay close attention and the themes are generally reoccurring.
I read this book for school last year and I had to reread it this year and it was even better the second time. It's not a book to read about good examples because you learn more of what you shouldn't do, but it's about Nick Caraway finding his way in the world.
Nick goes to New York to get a job in the bond business. He meets many people but he also befriends the mysterious Jay Gatsby. As the novel goes on it seems to be mostly about Gatsby attaining his dream of having Daisy again. It is a coming-of-age story for Nick. He turns thirty in the book, and that is the promise of a new decade when his life should be mostly figured out. He is surrounded by the chaos of the 20's, the circus of everyone's life but he doesn't want to be part of an act. He wants to stay away from all the moral decay of the people in New York. Through the book his has a change in character at first he loved New York. It was the city where anything could happen and he enjoyed it.
I loved this book and it raises so many questions: about morals, life, friends, and trust. It is beautifully written and the setting of the 1920's is amazing everything was bigger, better, and crazier. I would love to just be a standby person in the story and feel all the excitement and see what it was like.
I would definitely recommend it and if you have the opportunity to read it for school you should really read it because it is completely worth it
DFTBA and have a great weeekend!