Review By: Megara M.
On: April 5th, 2006
I really enjoyed Jake, Reinvented. It was light and funny and refreshing, and at the same time dealt with really serious issues. It was funny, for though it seemed like a book about teens, high-school, parties and cliques, it was really about love and how far some people are willing to go to win it. I found the ending (the part about Jake) didn't quite match the quality of the rest of the story, but that's just my opinion. It was still a very, very good book.
Review By: wednesday j.
On: March 28th, 2006
This book was mediocre, and really predictable. It's about a guy who was a geek and then he moves to a different town, throws a bunch of parties with extra large kegs, and makes it his life goal to become the new "it" guy at the town's local highschool. It works, at first, but right from the beginning there are tons of clues of how the story will go, how it will end, and what its point is. I didn't really like it, but it was an easy read, so it might be suitable for a long plane ride.
Review By: Jackie T.
On: February 10th, 2006
What do you know, another run-of-the-mill Gordan Korman book, believe me, it's nothing special. It's set in an all-American highschool were everyone life revolves around popularity, parties and football. The plot is solid enough, but predictable and shallow, as are all the characters, even the ones that are sopposed to be original. The writing style, is beyond pretentious, the book spend so much time trying to be witty, that it's not interesting! The only thing I liked about this book is thats it was a short and easy read. My advice: skip this book, it doesn't deserve the time of day.
Review By: Lianna T.
On: January 29th, 2006
I thought that this book was pretty good and an interesting portrayal of the classic book "The Great Gatsby". Although I did not find it gripping myself, its an easy read with a decent plot.
The book is about a mysterious guy who shows up at a high school and immediately becomes the center of the social scene. He has a big house and throws gigantic parties, but no one really knows who he is and how he became what he is. All the questions are answered at the end in a tragic turn of events that leaves you full of grief and empathy for the characters.
This book will keep you more than awake, and you really feel that you can relate to the characters in the high school as if you knew them yourself.
Review By: Kristyn S.
On: January 20th, 2006
I seriously disagree with Nicole R when she says that the book is all about the keg parties and getting drunk, damaging houses and messing with other peoples boyfriends/girlfriends. I mean I'm not saying there isn't any of that stuff in there, because there is and yes there is a lot of it; but if that's all you're getting out of the book then you're missing the moral of the story. It has a valuable lesson to it, but it does take a little more effort to figure it out, but it's a great book.
Review By: Kristyn S.
On: January 18th, 2006
This was a different view on the narration of a story. I found it interesting for the majority of it. I also was able to connect with the characters and I often would relate them to different people in my life. I think Ricky has a lot of confusion about what he wants versus what society has told him he wants. He's a sympathetic character and someone you feel you're connected to, very easily. I would recommend this book to people between the ages of grades seven and eight and the occasional grade nine. It is a short read but a really good one none the less.
Review By: Nicole R.
On: January 18th, 2006
I did not like this book at all! All this book is, is this guy named Jake throwing huge keg parties and trying to get with Didi. This book is just a bunch of people getting drunk, doing house damage and messing around with other peoples boy/girlfriends. Then when you think it can’t get any worse it does! Jake takes his obsession with Didi and….. read and find out.
Review By: Melissa M.
On: January 11th, 2006
Jake, reinvented is a compelling read. I think that most people could sympathise with at least one of the people in this novel. Jake is a deep and profound potrayl of what a person can do if they put thier mind to it. Allthough he also shows us that what we want is not always good for us, no matter how much we think that it is. I enjoyed the way that the story was told by a bystander who was still envolved in the story. It was both fresh and original.
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