April 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #34

GreatGreat by Sara Benincasa
Series: N/A
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
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.

Based on a beloved classic and steeped in Sara Benincasa's darkly comic voice, Great has all the drama, glitz, and romance with a terrific modern (and scandalous) twist to enthrall readers
I am very aware that this came out yesterday - but I just have to share this find with y'all! A TEEN BOOK. BASED ON THE GREAT GATSBY. I mean, where could that possibly go wrong? I'd love to find out if this could really translate into a teenage book! Plus, it's gonna be different, because it's narrated by a girl. That'll be interesting!


  1. I heard about this one! I haven't read The Great Gatsby but I'm really into all kinds of retellings + it sounds like a pretty good book!

    my WOW!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  2. Oh yay!! So glad you featured this, even if it did come out yesterday, because somehow it was completely OFF my radar! I also am really intrigued to see how well TGG translates to a teen book. Honestly, I'm thinking it could work really well; TGG is a whole lot of angst, drama, and coming of age, after all! ;-)

    Thanks for always keeping me in the know, darlin!

  3. I haven't read the original Great Gatsby or seen the movie, but I'm so intrigued by it and now this book! Great pick!

  4. Haha, I just recently read them, but we'll see how this one compares! And DON'T watch the new movie! It's terrible!!

  5. I know you're into retellings! :D I am too - and it really does look good! :)