Jake, Reinvented

Jake, Reinvented

Book - 2003
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Gordon Korman's contemporary take on The Great Gatsby , set in a suburban high school.

There is a new student at F. Scott Fitzgerald High, Jake Garrett - and he has become the biggest "happening" in town. Jake is popular beyond belief, has the respect of his school, and is on the football team. All the guys want to be like him, and all the girls want to date him. But Jake is obsessed with Didi, the gorgeous and totally unavailable girlfriend of quarterback Todd Buckley.

Through 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.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780439969338
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Korma
Characteristics: 213 pages ; 21 cm


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This is, essentially, a Gatsby high school au, but with the characters' names changed.

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Sep 20, 2011

Gordon Korman has yet to disappoint. :)

I thought that Jake's secret would be something reeeeaally sad, but I still enjoyed reading about it. I don't know why he's so infatuated with Didi though. I mean I would've given up already even if there was a chance she could love Jake...it wasn't worth it. She annoyed me so much.

Rick was a really good friend and a likeable character, and his relationship with Jen was cute. It was sort of like the childhood best friends thing :)

All in all, it was a very likeable story.

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