Well, friends. Everyone can be very happy, because today is a good day. Why is today such a good day?
Let me share with you an exciting thing. Hannah (my amazing blogging friend who has an amazing blog here) and I are doing a book-swap-guest-post of the Great Gatsby! It's such a classic book, and neither of us had read it, so we decided to switch things up and read it together, and then trade reviews.
Here's Hannah's review!! you're going to love it. (to see mine, go visit the Daisy Tree!! It's a pretty fun place.)
"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars."
1. Gatsby was Great.
"Can't repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can!"
2. The Writing Was Pretty.
It was one of those rare smiles...It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.
Fitzgerald could certainly write. His style is simple, but descriptive. He described the setting in a way that made you feel like you were in the 1920s, visiting Gatsby's mansion, and attending his extravagant parties.
3. It Made Me Think.
It's a deep book and brings up a lot of issues to think about. I finished it early last month, and I still find myself thinking about it sometimes...why the characters did what they did, what would have happened if they had acted differently. I like that about a book.Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
4. The Message was Important.
The people in this book treated a blatantly sinful lifestyle like it was the norm. Getting drunk every night? Why not! Cheating on your spouse? Who's gonna find out? But in the end, this book showed that this kind of life does not lead to happiness. It leads to broken families and desolate funerals."You said a bad driver was only safe until she met another bad driver? Well, I met another bad driver, didn't I?"
Hannah is a seventeen-year-old girl from Ireland. She has a family that consists of six people and two cats. She really, really likes to read books, and she really, really likes to talk about them. She also enjoys photography, blogging, baking, and fangirling over BBC shows. She has a lot of fun talking about herself in third-person, and she wishes she could do it more often.