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Just a couple more months till Gordon Korman's new book…
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Just a couple more months till Gordon Korman's new book Jake, Reinvented comes out. The first chapter certainly echoes Fitzgerald in the names -- Rick/Nick, Todd Buckley/Tom Buchanan, Jake Garrett/Jay Gatsby, Didi Ray/Daisy Fay, Jennifer/Jordan, Nelson Jaworski/George Wilson, Melissa/Myrtle. And in the party, we see Korman trying to create the canonical turn-of-the-century high school party, as Fitzgerald did the twenties.
I would prefer more introductory material, in the same strange vein as Fitzgerald's first chapter, but kids today. Oh, and supposedly Lance Bass will play Jake in the movie.