Jake, Reinvented has the potential to be a great bridge to The Great Gatsby. Like all well-written YA books it has similar elements found in classic novels. Sure, it isnt exactly like Gatsby but it shouldnt have to be. Bridging gives the students prior knowledge that they need to elaborate and organize information to the classic text. Jake, Reinvented is a reconstruction of Gatsby; it has similar characters, theme and plotline. Bridging is all about compare and contrast and making connections. A classroom can do amazing things with this book when it is coupled appropriatly with the classic text.
Korman did an excellent job!