Synopses & Reviews
There is a mysterious new student at Fitzgerald High, Jake Garett-and he seems to have it all figured out. Looking like he just stepped off the cover of the J. Crew catalog, he is the greatest long snapper the football team has ever had, and best of all, he hosts the party to go to every Friday night. All the guys want to be like him and all the girls want to date him, but Jake only has eyes for Didi, the girlfriend of alpha male and quarterback, Todd Buckley. Through the eyes of Jake's friend, Rick, readers get to know Jake, first admiring him, then liking him, but eventually fearing for him as they learn Jake's secret.
Gordon Korman reinvents The Great Gatsby for teens, infusing it with his signature humor, heart, and ear for what appeals to this audience.
Korman reinvents "The Great Gatsby" for teens in this story about Jake Garret, the mysterious new student at Fitzgerald High. Told through the eyes of Jake's friend, readers get to know Jake and, eventually, his secret.