Our narrator is Naomi who goes to the Hamptons over the summer to stay with her tv chef mother. There she meets and is charmed by her next door neighbor Jacinta, a famous but elusive blogger.
I really enjoyed seeing all of the characters unfold and seeing the connections between Gatsby and this novel as well as the differences. I thought the plot line was adapted to a modern setting very well. It was interesting to see this story unfold between teenagers and to see Naomi loose herself within the richness of the Hamptons as Nick looses himself in the mess of Daisy and Tom.
I really enjoyed this book, the differences are large enough between this book and the original that I was able to enjoy it as a whole new story. I will say that finishing it left me with a longing to reread the original Gatsby, and watch the 1970's film adaptation. Even if you have not read Gatsby, I would recommend this book, and of course if you have not read The Great Gatsby please read it right away! This is Benincasa's first young adult novel, and I am eager to see what else she writes in the future.
I'm on the look out for more retellings so leave me your suggestions.