I am not going to lie many parts of this book were quite a struggle, but don’t be discouraged there were also parts that I loved. We all know someone like Amory, that someone you want to punch in the face because they are brilliant and beautiful and they know it and therefore think they are superior to everyone else, yet you still love them. I can tell that this was written by a young man in his early 20’s. There really wasn’t a whole lot going on in this novel and thats why it was so hard to get through. Amory goes off to college and then joins the war (which I somehow totally missed until the end of the book), and then he just kind of roams around. It tells of his love life, but it leaves you with a sad heart. There is a definite change in him as the book goes on but you still cant but hope for him to grow up more after the story is over. The last few chapter were by far my favorite just because of how relevant they still are. He is talking about society and how its just getting faster and faster, and how people want to get rich but don’t actually want to do any of the required work. His point about how the lower class is never going to be able to make something of themselves if the upper class sees them as simply lower class people with no education. These people may be lower class and be smart but they will never be able to prove it because of where they were born. As I was reading the last few pages these words struck me, this novel that was written over 90 years ago and they are still so relevant. I did have to put some effort into this but I did really enjoy getting to know this character and Fitzgerald. For a first novel I think it was a great piece of work. I didn’t love it as much as I loved Gatsby but it was still beautifully written and an interesting read.