Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Great by Sara Banincasa
GreatRelease: April 8, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Amount: 272, US Hardback

In Sara Benincasa's contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, a teenage girl becomes entangled in the drama of a Hamptons social circle, only to be implicated in a tragedy that shakes the summer community.
Everyone loves a good scandal.
Naomi Rye usually dreads spending the summer with her socialite mother in East Hampton. This year is no different. She sticks out like a sore thumb among the teenagers who have been summering (a verb only the very rich use) together for years. But Naomi finds herself captivated by her mysterious next-door neighbor, Jacinta. Jacinta has her own reason for drawing close to Naomi-to meet the beautiful and untouchable Delilah Fairweather. But Jacinta's carefully constructed world is hiding something huge, a secret that could undo everything. And Naomi must decide how far she is willing to be pulled into this web of lies and deception before she is unable to escape.
 - Goodreads

Why? The first line of the description says it all. This book is a retelling of The Great Gatsby. Therefore, I must have it. I am a big fan of the original The Great Gatsby book and movie, so I am really excited to pick up this book. No author, to my knowledge, has ever tempted to retell this classic, so I am curious to see how this book turns out. It sounds like a unique book. I will definitely be putting this book on the top of my Easter Wishlist! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Breaking The Spine, where we can feature books that we are excited to be released.

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