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The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is a dazzling social satire, F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece and a milestone in twentieth-century literature, now beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range.'There was music from my neighbour's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.'Everybody who is anybody is seen at the glittering parties held in millionaire Jay Gatsby's mansion in West Egg, east of New York. The riotous throng congregates in his sumptuous garden, coolly debating Gatsby's origins and mysterious past. None of the frivolous socialites understands him and among various rumours is the conviction that 'he killed a man'. A detached onlooker, Gatsby is oblivious to the speculation he creates, but always seems to be watching and waiting, though no one knows what for.As the tragic story unfolds, Gatsby's destructive dreams and passions are revealed, leading to disturbing consequences. A brilliant evocation of 1920s high society, The Great Gatsby peels away the layers of this glamorous world to display the coldness and cruelty at its heart.'Not only a page-turner and a heartbreaker, it's one of the most quintessentially American novels ever written' Time'He (F Scott Fitzgerald) was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a "generation"' New York Times'The most perfectly crafted work of fiction to have come out of America' Professor Tony Tanner'The American masterwork, the finest work of fiction by any of this country's writers' Washington PostF. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St Paul, Minnesota in 1896. He studied at Princeton University before joining the army in 1917. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic relationship and subsequent breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work); six volumes of short stories and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces. F. Scott Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940.
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Cupcakesbookishreviews
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I never the got the opportunity to read this book in high school or college. I recently read it and devoured it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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krispychips
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I read this once lat year for fun and then again for English class. Both times I loved it. It's such an intriguing classic. The symbolism got a little over the top at times, but it was interesting how Fitzgerald used the failing of the American Dream as a theme. I enjoyed the characters even though they weren't supposed to be super likeable. It's obviously a must-read for those who like classics. I'll read it a third time when I have the time.

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paytanmal
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The Great Gatsby is a classic of illusions and delusions. It is masterfully shallow, that it brings you back to re-read it over and over again. Each time, you find yourself questioning the true integrity of each character. Are their lives all made up of fabricated lies that brings them to false success? Or is there any truth the lives they live out.

paytanmal pt.2 Gatsby finds himself chasing a dream of success to provide for a woman that betrays him in the end. The true death depicted in this story, is of the heart. 1w
paytanmal pt.3 True maturity is realizing Daisy Buchanan is the real villain of the story. This of course doesn‘t take away the depth of villainous actions done by other characters. Mr. Carroway said it himself “Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they made…” 1w
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kspenmoll
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#coffeeandbooks #coffeespot #FScottFitzgetald

On the bathroom wall in this lovely coffee shop.

DivineDiana I love this! ❤️ 3w
BookBabe Wow, nice, Scott! 😃 Love this! 🙌🏻 3w
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TashaLeigh
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kbibliophilific
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Classic‘s Monday!!!

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Leniverse
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@Blueberry See? Same cover, different book! I didn't really expect Penguin to use stock images. You'd think they could afford to comission their own covers!

Blueberry Ugh, you're right. I don't like it either 2mo
BekaReid wait. what? And here I thought this was a great cover for Amor Towles' Rules of Civility 2mo
Leniverse @Blueberry @BekaReid It's been Gatsby and Daisy since at least 2000, but I guess Penguin liked it so much they decided to reuse it a decade later. 😒 Which makes me wonder... I haven't read Rules of Civility, does it have a lot of parallels with Gatsby? 2mo
Blueberry I could force a parallel of 2 young men coming from a low background becoming successful but are they happy. But really to me it's just the same time period in the beginning. 2mo
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jenniferw88
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Kimberlone
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Haha! Any fellow Wordle players on Litsy?

Cortg Cute! I play. I live that it‘s just one word a day. 4mo
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rachelsbrittain My family and I compare how quickly we solved kt every day 😅 4mo
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batsy Yep! 😁 4mo
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Bookzombie 🙋🏼‍♀️I love it and I got my husband hooked. 4mo
readordierachel Me too! 4mo
kwmg40 I'm a Wordle fan too! 4mo
BennettBookworm Yes!! 4mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book10
This is one of my favorite books and I love getting to teach it every year.

Christyco125 I just watched the Baz Luhrmann version again. I love the way he played up the extravagance of the parties. However, the book is still better. 4mo
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rather_be_reading
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Gatsby Books
Long Beach, CA

Sapphire My home town! We had Acres when I grew up there, but Gatsby is awesome. 4mo
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TheEllieMo
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Last week‘s #BookReport: Christmas crime short story collection and book club read both finished as planned.

#WeeklyForecast I hope to get through some, if not all, of Magnificent Women and Flying Machines, a Christmas present from my other half.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Three gorgeous covers 😍💚 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I‘m a big re-reader so I wanted to do a #Top21of21 for books that weren‘t new to me. Many of these are old friends, and some I returned to just to see if they would hold up. This is actually only 20 because that‘s what would fit in the collage, but I told myself I‘m saving space for whatever I read next week 😁

Cinfhen So GREAT!!! 5mo
Cathythoughts Fab books❤️ 5mo
TrishB Wow 😯 I hardly ever reread! 5mo
Bookwormjillk @TrishB for me it‘s mostly comfort reading although some were inspired by #ReadingAsia this year 5mo
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Garvitkhanna
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald

I loved the great Gatsby to the core.

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mjtwo
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7-8 Dec 2021 (audiobook)
It has been many years since I read The Great Gatsby, and the wonderful biography of Zelda by Nancy Milford, and I was motivated by its inclusion in the Audible Plus category, but I really enjoyed Jake Gyllenhaal‘s reading. Yes there is certainly elitism, sexism and racism but I do believe this holds its place as a great novel depicting a decadent time and class and makes an interesting statement about The American Dream.

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SarahBookInterrupted
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I read the book Z (Zelda) about Scott Fitzgerald‘s wife. I‘ve always meant to read The Great Gatsby and it‘s wasn‘t what I expected at all. It was much better. I really enjoyed the book. I love what wasn‘t said but implied. Also, from clips from movies over the years I thought Gatsby would be a character I didn‘t like, but that was a pleasant surprise too. I really liked his character a lot. I also love books narrated by a secondary character.

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mikeymendoza
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Some gems arrived in the mail today. 😍

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persephone1408
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Except for the racism, sexism and elitism it was a good story. Just saying... 4/5🍪

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Finally read THE great American novel and was not disappointed. I found myself reading particular sentences and paragraphs multiple times to savor Fitzgerald‘s beautiful prose. I truly had no idea how this tragic story ended, and am particularly disgusted that the realities of what one can get away with as a rich person still play out in similar situations today. The power this book has to disillusion us with the American Dream is timeless. 4⭐️

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @TheAromaofBooks This was my #doublespin book for July! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I honestly can't stand this book, so I'm glad you enjoyed it! 😂 7mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @TheAromaofBooks LOL!! It seems to be a divisive one. 7mo
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suvata
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Why so many Gatsby retellings right now? The classic novel‘s copyright expired at the end of 2020, which means it entered the public domain and is up for grabs for anyone to publish it, riff it, adapt it.

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suvata
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Last Six Books I Read (rated)
My goal is to have at least one classic in each group of six.
#BooklyApp #Bookstagram

rockpools Nice idea 👍 8mo
suvata @rockpools Thanks 😊 8mo
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suvata
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Re-read for Banned Book Week ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(September 26 - October 2, 2021)

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

According to the American Library Association (ALA), The Great Gatsby tops the list of books that have been challenged or faced potential bans over the years, primarily for its depictions of extramarital affairs, and its unsettling and violent ending, and its depiction of irresponsible alcohol consumption.

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Nik_reads
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This was an interesting book. At first I wasn‘t sure if I was going to like it but I‘m glad I kept at it because after reading it I can say I really enjoyed it.

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Claireromama
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nick carraway: demisexual king 💙

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anxious_bibliophile
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A tale of extravagance, lies and deceit, set against the backdrop of America in the 1920s. As with most classics, this is a slow read, but engaging nevertheless. Honestly speaking, I bought it mostly for the gorgeous cover!!

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Cazxxx
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I think this is my 3rd read of this book and really enjoying it on audio 💕

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kissmehardy
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Beautiful sentences, but good LORD is it obnoxious that the plot doesn't kick in until like chapter 6. Why on Earth do we teach this to high schoolers and expect them to like or appreciate it? #classics

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Ast_Arslan
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@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

1. Karamazov brothers, l'Arminuta and The Great Gatsby (few pages left)

2. Both, but specially night reading ❤

3. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

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nanuska_153
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I had to share this joke 😂😂

JackOBotts 😆😆😆 10mo
ozma.of.oz Excellent. 😂😂 10mo
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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 84th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

persephone1408 This is also on my to read list 10mo
Ast_Arslan @persephone1408 we will read it... one day 😂 10mo
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1001BooksPodcast
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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We tackled a book one of us loved to hate in high school and decided the themes we were taught to find in school weren‘t the most important ones for us anymore. Find the episode on SoundCloud, Google Play, and Apple Podcasts. #1001books

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aryapdane
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Fitzgerald's writing is just magical. I will freely admit that I'm a prose snob and this book totally satisfied that need in me. I loved the plot, the setting, the very vibe of the book. The characters were beautifully written, their virtues and flaws so well sketched out. They felt real, even though they were so far removed from my reality. I loved the ending so damn much.

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persephone1408
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#curiouscovers
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
Day 10: abstract art
I pick the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I mean I guess its abstract art. Lol I don't know much about art. It's one of the book that I have but haven't read yet. 🖤👑🌟🎉🥂🍸🎶📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 11mo
Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 11mo
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mdemanatee
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Reread Gatsby to prep for the Chosen and the Beautiful. While I don't think it's necessary, I'm glad I did. Also, while I did last read in HS, we never studied it (I actually remembered we didn't do any novels in my AP American Lit class and got angry all over again.). And doing a reread during the first real sweltering summer weekend also hit right.

Alfoster What? You didn‘t do novels in AP Lit?? I‘m shocked! But obviously you didn‘t need them as you are so well-read now!❤️👍 12mo
mdemanatee @Alfoster we did in Brit Lit. And the teacher tried to slip Their Eyes Were Watching God in at the end because she knew we hadn‘t done a novel the year before (teacher rivalry 😂). But so many books we could have studied. Oddly enough the same teacher had us read the Girl of the Limberlost in a 9 weeks Indiana Lit class 🤷‍♀️ 12mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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My list for June #bookspin! Excited to see what numbers come up!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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TK-421
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“ They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” #smash #QuotsyMay21 #QuotsyCatchup

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LisaLovesToRead
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This was my first time reading this classic. I enjoyed it, but also feel like my mind is reeling. I think more is gained with each reading. I have a book club discussion this weekend on it, and I‘m glad for it!

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DarkMina
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#MoviesinMay #LeonardoDiCaprio

Day 7: Leonardo DiCaprio

Klou I need to read this, and watch it! 13mo
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Whalien99
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Eeeh i just like the tragedy that is the end. 3 stars

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Rachel.Rencher
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Courtesy of SparkNotes 🤣 #litsyhumor

Bookwormjillk 😂 Talk about careless people! 14mo
PatriciaS I agree 👍 13mo
tpixie Lol 13mo
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Addison_Reads
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#OppositeDay Day 5 @AlwaysBeenaLoverofBooks @TheKidUpstairs

The Great Gatsby certainly takes place in a world that is the opposite of #poor. In the end though, did all the wealth and material things matter?

TheKidUpstairs I think I need to reread this one, I don't think I was able to appreciate it in high school (and I had a horrible teacher when we read it) 14mo
PatriciaS Your review makes me want to take a look ☺️ thanks 13mo
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AlysonCE
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Happy Bank Holiday monday! 😘

susurran That's a lovely copy! One of my all-time faves! 13mo
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peanutnine
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I haven't read this book since high school and I honestly don't remember what I thought of it then. It's definitely a text with a lot of interesting themes to discuss. I enjoyed revisiting the story, but I didn't like any of the characters. They are all very problematic, even Nick telling the story. There is a lot of beautiful imagery that made listening to the audiobook enjoyable. I don't think I would've like it as much if I'd read it this time.

mandarchy I read it in high school and wondered why are we reading this? Then read it again as an adult, and wondered why did we read it? I think the fascination with being rich and high was a 20th century phenomenon. 1y
peanutnine @mandarchy that's true. I do think in school it's a good tool for teaching writing style, themes, symbolism, etc. But the story itself is just okay 1y
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anamare
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I had finally gotten around the finishing this book. It was a lot of story packed into 200 pages. However, it was really hard to get behind any of the characters. All of the characters are unlikeable. Gatsby is just living in the past and kind of crazy. Daisy seems more like a gold-digger and only really cares for status. Nick just doesn‘t care. The symbols were kind of over glorified as well. Idk it‘s good to say I read but not my favorite.

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WeirdAtHeart
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I want to buy all versions of this book, I have been in love with it since high-school. The graphic novel version and the the illustrated version are beautiful.

TrishB My daughter collects copies of this book 👍🏻 1y
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freeatlast1137
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I‘m surprised that this book held my attention as much as it did. I always thought it would be a boring book but I enjoyed it oddly enough.

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Texreader
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https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210209-the-worlds-most-misunderstood-novel...

Disclaimer: I‘ve never read the book or watched any Gatsby movie

Lauram Neither have I. I feel like it‘s something I should tackle this year. 1y
LibrarianRyan So I loved the novel. And i loved the movie you pictured. And I liked the newer movie, but I am sorry, Decaprio was TOO OLD to play Jay Gatsby. 1y
Butterfinger Fighting words @LibrarianRyan 😋 Will always love Leo. He was around 37 when he made the movie and Redford was 38 when he made his version. 1y
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KimberlyJuracich
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This book is beautiful. I love it so much. Daisy is an absolute dream and Gaya by is amazing.