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The Great Gatsby is a novel that captures the essence of a scandal during the Roaring Twenties through its beautiful language, motifs and imagery.
I consider this one of my more “bandwagon
” favorite books, but still one of my favorites nonetheless. The complexity of the language and literary elements such as the flower and color motifs are really what enticed me, most likely because we were encouraged to examine them deeply. I feel like this was one those novels that I understood on a more profound level and was very proud of that. Although there are certain elements to Gatsby’s character that I absolutely detest, I also admire his determination and pride (to a certain extent). I also was fascinated by Nick Carraway's character and the idea of an unreliable narrator. Ultimately this book allowed me to develop my literary knowledge as I truly appreciated the elements used throughout the novel rather than just looking for them because we are required to do so. 

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The book gets better and better as you read it. I found it a bit hard to get into at first, but enjoyed it a lot by the time I finished. Definitely one to recommend!

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Class
A great read.

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Perfect
A heartbreaking story of class, pretension, and the past. The greatest work of fiction ever to come out of America.

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Brilliant
Great read. An accessible classic. A fascinating view of love and obsession. And a scathing view of the rich and vacuous. If you enjoy it, I would recommend Tender Is The Night.

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