Sarah Williams is a Juvenile Fiction author who moved to Decatur from Utah. She enjoys all types of genres but her favorites are classic literature.
This book sparkles like champagne bubbles and sequined flapper fringe. I love it so much, I reread it every year. Fitzgerald's 1925 classic is a story of the riotous excesses of the Jazz Age and the disillusionment that followed. Nick Carawary moves to a small house in a fashionable area of Long Island, and makes the acquaintance of his dizzyingly wealthy neighbor Jay Gatsby who harbors a mansion full of secrets. Written about his own generation's obsession with gin, sex and money, Fitzgerald lays out a memorable cast of characters that at once attract and repel. Even though the book is getting close to being a century old, it still feels decidedly modern, and is the kind of book you can go to again and again.