Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Great (#12)

Author: Sarah Brenincasa
Release Date: April 8th, 2014
Pages: 272
Publisher: Harper Teen

Synopsis (fromGoodreads):

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 really am looking forward to read this book since I just finished reading The Great Gatsby in class.

I'm really curious to see how Sara will pull off a retelling of such a classic novel. I'm REALLY curious to see what the scandal is about. I mean, they're teens right? So they can't have the same epic and tragic love affair of Gatsby and Daisy, right? I'm really curious to see how this one turns out!

And isn't the cover gorgeous? I wish I can do my makeup like that!


  1. Gosh! This book is on my kindle. I have yet to read it, but I'm deffo going to tell you what think! )

    - N★va

  2. you have the ARC? OMG, I can't wait for your review then!