The other day (yesterday?) I was telling my husband that he should read The Great Gatsby. You know, F. Scott Fitzgerald's amazing classic doomed tale. I was explaining to him about F. Scott, his wife Zelda, and the roaring twenties. For some reason my husband thought it was a Dickens book (don't laugh too much, I've made similar mistakes).
So it was awesome when I came across this article today on the Chicago Sun Times. Wow. You can't abbreviate The Great Gatsby.
I read The Great Gatsby the first time in high school and loved it. I still love it after multiple re-readings. What do you think? Is this classic too adult for the typical high schooler? Or are we cheating the next generation by letting them miss out on amazing classic?