Jake, Reinvented


By Gordon Korman

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There is a mysterious new student at F. Scott Fitzgerald High. Jake Garrett looks like he’s stepped out of a J. Crew ad, he’s the best long-snapper the football team has ever had, and he hosts the party every Friday night.

All the guys want to be like him, and all the girls want to date him, but Jake only has eyes for Didi, the girlfriend of quarterback Todd Buckley.

Rick Paradis, kicker and back-up QB, tries to stay out of the drama, but that’s easier said than done at Fitzgerald High, especially once he gets to know Jake. But it turns out nobody knows the real Jake, and when his secret comes out, his perfectly crafted world might come tumbling down.

In this modernization of The Great Gatsby, beloved author Gordon Korman provides a new look at age-old truths about the desire for popularity and acceptance, and the darker side of human nature.

“A compelling investigation of the transience of charisma and the flimsy underpinnings of popularity.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Korman’s reworking of The Great Gatsby places theaction in a modern framework, which makes it more recognizable for today’sreaders and may lead them to the classic. Teens will find deeper issues toconsider about popularity, being true to one’s self, and taking responsibilityfor one’s actions as they relate to the setting and characters.”


On Sale
Jul 3, 2017
Page Count
192 pages

Gordon Korman

About the Author

Gordon Korman published his first book at age fourteen, and since then he has written more than one hundred middle-grade and teen novels. His favorites include the New York Times bestsellers The Fort, Linked, The Unteachables, and Restart. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York. He invites you to visit him online at gordonkorman.com.

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