Gordon Korman
Jake, Reinvented
May 04, 2019 Comments.. 489
Jake Reinvented Korman reinvents The Great Gatsby for teens in this story about Jake Garret the mysterious new student at Fitzgerald High Told through the eyes of Jake s friend readers get to know Jake and eventua
  • Title: Jake, Reinvented
  • Author: Gordon Korman
  • ISBN: 9780439969338
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Korman reinvents The Great Gatsby for teens in this story about Jake Garret, the mysterious new student at Fitzgerald High Told through the eyes of Jake s friend, readers get to know Jake and, eventually, his secret.
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    1. Kyle says:

      I ll be honest I read this book because I will be teaching it in the fall in my English 11 class It is a modern retelling of The Great Gatsby and we thought it might be a bit accessible to the kids than the classic We will probably offer the classic as some sort of extra credit project, unfortunately, but as much as I would like to teach it, there is only so much time in the trimester So anyway, I didn t want to read this, I had to.I m glad I did It was a good, quick read I read Gatsby in high [...]

    2. Emily says:

      How have I not read a book by Gordon Korman before This one was a lot of fun Gatsby retold in a high school setting An alum recommended using this as pre read for Gatsby and I can totally see why Particularly for struggling readers, the book quickly establishes all of the main characters, conflicts, and themes Yes, many of the characters are shallow stereotypes yes, it s doubtful that Jake could really make that much money doing what he s doing and yes, the final party scene is pretty prepostero [...]

    3. Ms. B says:

      What secrets is the new kid, Jake, at Fitzgerald High hiding Jake appears to have it all he throws all the best parties He has a perfect wardrobe But as Rick gets to know him, he realizes things are not what they seem The parties are becoming and dangerous, what happens when things spiral out of control A modern day retelling of F Scott Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby.

    4. Michele C says:

      Rating 1.5Before Reading I didn t like the Great Gatsby but I love a good retelling Hopefully this will be good.After Reading Here s a tip that s probably pretty obvious to everyone don t read a retelling of a book you didn t even like to begin with It just doesn t make sense since you most likely won t like the retelling either At least that s what happened with me with this book The characters were irritating the character who is supposed to be Gatsby just calls everyone baby each second P , t [...]

    5. Sheila says:

      I m not sure trying to re make The Great Gatsby in a modern high school setting is such a great idea, but Korman did a decent job of it I could definitely feel the echoes of all the characters in their parallel counterparts, and it was a quick one night readjust the kind of somewhat shallow book fling I was looking for after some other books that took of a commitment to complete.

    6. Amy says:

      Gordan Korman s Jake, Reinvented is a modern day retelling of F Scott Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby It was recommended to me by some other teachers at my school Some of them teach Jake in its entirety, paired with excepts from Gatsby, to increase student understanding Now, I have admit that I was skeptical at first I don t think that I m an English snob I love young adult novels and firmly believe in introducing students to books they will actually enjoy If I m being completely honest, I have to [...]

    7. Cole Hopkins says:

      Jake, Reinvented was a unique and interesting look at the life of a reinvented high school boy The plot was very realistic, and included detailed information about the main pieces of the book high school, football, relationships It was obvious that the writer knew what he was talking about and had done some prior research The setting of the book is a typical town, not quite a small town but not a city either The book takes place in the recent past, around the mid 2000s The time period fits well [...]

    8. Breanna luvinlife Stiff says:

      jake,reinventedby,Gordon Kormanreview by breanna stiffI once thought that high school drama was so over rated and and uninteresting that s until I read this book had me so interested keep wanting to read .Gordon Korman is a legend for this book,it feels as though thir is really happening i mean,it made me feel as though i was there like in the party when nelson was finna kill jake all all of this drama and craziness over a girl.jake is the reason I love this book how he endured all this,the hot [...]

    9. Debra Zager says:

      Gordon Korman has rewritten The Great Gatsby changing the setting to F Scott Fitzgerald High School and Jake to a brilliant, nerdy former chess champion who plots to win the heart of Didi, a beautiful girl he tutors in math and is obsessed with Korman s version works well Having just read the Gatsby and seen the movie, I was familiar enough with the original to mentally overlay the two stories The theme of a social misfit making it big and then being rejected by those who once flocked around him [...]

    10. Alysha Speer says:

      If you re a football fan read A first person, from a guy s point of view Ah, I loved it.The story is actually told from Rick s eyes, not Jake s Jake is the new kid in town He throws the BEST parties, is friends with EVERYONE, and ALL the girls want to date him He s popular, he s hot, he s got it all.But Jake fall s for the quarterback s girlfriend, and no one messes with Todd He can cheat on Didi all he wants, but she can NOT cheat on him.I love the way that Rick thinks He knows the situation Wh [...]

    11. Natali says:

      I really didn t like this book When I read the back of the book, I thought, ok, this book sounds interesting and it s by Gordon Korman, so it has to be good Wrong The book leads up to a suspenceful peak, and just drops The story is about a football player who befriends the new guy This new guy seems really cool and fun to hang around, but he has a dark secret that will change everything Trust me, the book is not as interesting as it sounds.2015 update Just reread the synopsis and thought about t [...]

    12. Kim says:

      Luke has to read this for a teen book club, so obviously it was important that I read it first I m a sucker for YA lit that shows up in my house Modeled after The Great Gatsby, several of the book s passages brought Gatsby to mind, usually in a pleasant way The high school party scenes ring true, if frightening.

    13. Edogfresh says:

      i tink iz guud

    14. Annie Young says:

      During my final semester as an English Ed major, I had to write my final paper I chose Bridge Books for my topic of study This book is one of those a bridge to a classic, in this case, The Great Gatsby As a high school student, I was always pissed we were forced to read things we may not be quite ready for just because of cost to schools, and don t even get me started on The Canon But if we want our students to read the classics , throw them a bone These classics were written for adults, not 14 [...]

    15. Jake Rau says:

      I really liked this book and it was also hard for me to put down, but i was not a big fan of the ending.

    16. Justin Kean says:

      Great book Really enjoyed the plot and ending to the story I was on the edge of my seat the whole time

    17. Jennifer says:

      The Great Gatsby Banned Book Jake ReinventedPairing and overview I paired the Great Gatsby with Gordan Korman s Jake Reinvented Korman took Fitzgerald s classic and retold it in a modern, high school setting The story follows the new, party throwing Jake Garrett as he hosts party after party for the students at his new high school We are introduced to Jake through Rick, his friend and neighbor But Jake has a secret His house, his parties even his friends are all carefully planned so that he can [...]

    18. Chris Kervina says:

      If I could give a book 3.5 stars, I would I enjoyed this teen revision of The Great Gatsby, but I did find some of the teen version to be less interesting than the original.One of my frustrations in Fitzgerald s work is narrator Nick Carraway s attempt to be neutral Sure, he s sympathetic to Gatsby, but he tries to present himself as a bystander Thus, when Nick tells Gatsby he s worth than the whole lot of them, it rings a little false As a narrator, Nick has shown us the truth of his statement [...]

    19. Zak Pasikowski says:

      So I read this book sometime in Middle School, far before I read Gatsby, or was at all familiar with the plot Or possibly even its existence You might be surprised anyone wouldn t put it together, but the dedication meant nothing to me, I had no idea who Jay and Daisy were But I loved this book, flat out loved it I was kind of embarrassed,there were plenty of themes I didn t want my parents to know I was reading about, and I couldn t really bring myself to even privately think it had too much li [...]

    20. Christopher Cook says:

      Prior to reading Jake, Reinvented, I had not read The Great Gatsby, and I m sure that that fact probably affected, and most likely dwindled, my appreciation of the novel, as Jake, Reinvented is a retelling of The Great Gatsby, a modernized, young adult version of the classic story Jake, Reinvented tells the story of a high school student who unexpectedly arrives at and becomes the new hot stuff of F Scott Fitzgerald High School named, by the author, Gordon Korman, after the author of The Great G [...]

    21. Emma says:

      REVIEW BY BETHJake, Reinvented struck me as a boys book when I first began, with many references to American Football and guy stuff, which could put some readers off but not me Knowing the novel was a clever teenage analogue of The Great Gatsby, which I ve recently read for the first time, I devoured it and found the connections and links extremely well forged and intelligent, without seeming at all forced or overdone I found the tone perfect for readers of 12 and thought it managed to cleverly [...]

    22. Jennifer Holmes says:

      Typical teen book Great read for middle school or young jr high.

    23. Miranda says:

      Korman did an EXCELLENT job in retelling the classic story THE GREAT GATSBY Rick narrates the story of Jake Jacob Garrett who transforms his life to win the love of Didi the Daisy character in TGG The story is set in Fitzgerald High and all the main players are involved Todd Tom , Didi Daisy, as mentioned , Jennifer Jordan , Nelson Wilson , Melissa Myrtle and Dipsy Owl Eyes even the many cars and wrecks are alluded to in Korman s novel Jennifer s character Jordan Baker in TGG is just as clever a [...]

    24. Sara says:

      I got two diametrically opposing recommendations about this book one of them was that I d love it my students and the other that I d hate it a fellow teacher After reading the book, I have trouble explaining how I feel about it I like the idea upon which the story is based That it s possible to become so infatuated and absorbed in something or someone that you will do absolutely anything to get it The way the story plays out, however, is a little strange The main character is almost a non entity [...]

    25. Stephanie says:

      This is one of the titles from my young adult literature class This is suppose to be a good pairing for The Great Gatsby The author dedicated the novel to Jay and Daisy I ll keep you posted on my thoughts as I read this one Okay, this book makes me laugh, not because it s funny in the good belly laugh kind of way It s funny because of the similarities to The Great Gatsby This is the modern day, high school kid version of The Great Gatsby The Jay Gatsby character is Jake Garret, the Daisy is DiDi [...]

    26. Kathryn says:

      Somewhere among The Great Gatsby, Can t Buy Me Love and The New Guy, the story of the one guy that cares about the outcome of the nerd gets lost in the perfect ending Jake, Reinvented tells the story of the nerd turned cool from the best friend s perspective When Jake Garrett moves to town and becomes the king of all parties, the fashion plate for guys, the biggest thing in high school football since the plastic mouth guard, people start looking for the catch That is everyone but Rick Paradise R [...]

    27. Anthony says:

      This book is unrealistic and makes me angry.What kind of father would let his son go parading around every weekend and have a party for the whole school to attend Apparently a father that s gone everyngle.weekend.The ending is stupid.No one was charged with setting fire to the house or at least causing it No,the police were worried about finding a box full of essays that Jake wrote for college students.That would never.ever.happen oh yea might as well look over to see if theirs essays that shoul [...]

    28. Marielle says:

      Synopsis Jake Garret is the newest edition to Fitz High School He s mysteriously dropped in from heaven, he s the best long snapper for the football team andis the host of THE party to be every Friday night But Jake Garret is hiding something But when he slips up and people learn his dirty little secret, lives suddenly are on the line.Classification Target Audience High School, Football crowds, nerds Primary Purpose To inform of how the outcasts feel, how to be yourselfManner of Expression Infor [...]

    29. Yasmine Khalid says:

      When i first started reading the book, I really liked it and thought its a great book After a while, I realized that it doesn t have much story to it or it s a basic story of highschool students and their lives There s no action, drama, nor events that really got me attracted to it Whenever i was reading the book, I was waiting for something to happen in it that will really attract me to it But, it never did Even the ending i thought it will happen, which was didi and jake would start to date, i [...]

    30. Joel Neff says:

      Jake, Reinvented is the kind of book every teenager needs to read Themes of friendship, change, doing the right thing, and what makes people do the things they do permeate the novel while the story takes a fast ride through the contemporary high school politics of popularity.Korman writes his usual likeable, easily identified with protagonist thrust in the middle of a situation that threatens to unravel his high school life.Rick makes friends with a popular new kid at school, who dresses like a [...]

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