Publish date: April 8th 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Young Adult Contemporary
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I heard that this was a retelling of The Great Gatsby. It's been a really long time since I read The Great Gatsby (back in high school), but I saw the newest movie somewhat recently, so that's what I was remembering when I was coming the stories. I definitely see the parallels be...
To be honest, Great...wasn't. If you loved The Great Gatsby, you're going to hate this book. If you hated The Great Gatsby, you're going to hate this book. If you have no idea what The Great Gatsby is, you're probably going to hate this book, too, because it's about a bunch of spoiled brat "summerin...
Retellings need to be careful that they incorporate something unique and different to set them apart from their original influences. Unfortunately, Great is missing that unique difference. In fact, there is really nothing original about the story at all. Any differences are generic, like the changin...
I finally read the inspiration for this book. And yeah, I stand by my original assessment. GREAT is… not so great. I do appreciate the way the things have been made more accessible and young and ‘now.’ Hell, there are CUPCAKES. What’s more ‘now’ than cupcakes? That aside, I thought it all too simple...
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