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Great by Sara Benincasa

Great by Sara BenincasaGreat by Sara Benincasa
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: April 8th 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Publisher
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Rating: three-stars

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.

Great is a modern retelling of The Great Gatsby, one of my favourite classic novels. What I love most about The Great Gatsby is what I lovingly refer to as “Rich People Drama”. I adore the glitz and the glam, and how it disguises the dark underbelly of the city. Sara Benincasa captures this feeling perfectly, and Great sucked me in straight away.

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