When I was in 9th grade we read the classic book The Great Gatsby. After reading that book that put me in the "roaring 20's" with the days of prosperity and bootlegging. The Great Gatsby also filled my head my romantic ideals as I envisioned myself starring off longlingly towards that green light, and its representation of true love. The book is poetic, and sparked my interest in reading even more. The characters were complex and as a young reader I was able to put my imagination to work.