this book truly embodies a remake. it tells the story of the great gatsby in a new light giving fresh faces and "names" to the characters. i read this book before i read the original great gatsby and must say that the original was alot easier to understand with this. it tells the story of a mysterious jake who has these lavish aprties and is so cool he makes ice cream look like a slushie. but things get complicated as old love is rekindled and hidden secrets are revealed. it's an easy read and you'll have a hard putting it down because it's so suspensful. enjoy this one.