|Interest Level||Reading Level||ATOS|
|Grades 9 – 12||Grades 6 – 12||7.3|
Is The Great Gatsby book appropriate for kids?
This classic American novel is required reading for a lot of high school students, and it can definitely be appreciated and understood on some levels by teenagers. However, Fitzgerald’s use of language and symbolism is best appreciated by mature readers able to analyze literature and think critically.
Why is The Great Gatsby rated R?
What Parents Need to Know. Parents need to know that director Baz Luhrmann’s (Moulin Rouge) take on The Great Gatsby is a decadent, dizzying version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel. The movie is true to the book, featuring scenes with lots of drinking — often to excess — and smoking.
Why is The Great Gatsby a good book to read?
Despite being a commentary on a different age and people, Gatsby’s story is as relevant today as it was when it was written. Because it explores universal themes — human follies, the hopelessness of societal constructs and man’s struggle with time and fate.
Is The Great Gatsby sad?
Sad. Every character in the book didn’t seem true to themselves and didn’t seem happy. Tom and Daisy were unhappy. Gatsby focused on his past and despite having money, parties, etc.
Is The Great Gatsby clean?
Gatsby is the kind of book where there is a lot of implied sex. There is nothing dirty in it. the most suggestive it gets is saying things like “Daisy comes over most afternoons now”.
What grade level should read The Great Gatsby?
This book’s Lexile measure is 1070L and is frequently taught in the 12th grade. Students in these grades should be reading texts that have reading demand of 1185L through 1385L to be college and career ready by the end of Grade 12.
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