When I came across an article called What Your Favorite Book From High School Says About You, I couldn't help but see if my favorite high school read made the list. And it sure did — in the number one spot. Here's what my favorite book from high school says about me, at least, according to guff.com.
The Great Gatsby:
"Your aspirations are not exactly limited to fame and wealth, but those are up there in the hierarchy of life goals. You love to go out on the town with your pals and party till dawn and you have a reputation as an excellent drinking buddy. Most people find you easy going and charming, which might have something to do with the fact that you just bought everyone a round of shots. It’s possible that you do all of this so that you’ll stop thinking about your exes and how totally impressed they would be with your fabulously awesome lifestyle but regardless, like the hero of this tale or Fitzgerald himself, you’ll probably end up broke and alone and possibly killed – but boy, will it have been one hell of a ride."
"You protest everything. Especially if it has anything to do with the government and definitely if it involves the arts or cute kittens. “Socially conscious” is what you would call yourself: tree-hugging, bra-burning liberal fanatic may or may not be what other people call you behind your back, but you don’t care – you’re too busy educating others and exposing them to their own ignorance while you simultaneously sign a petition to stop Internet censorship 482 times using proxy servers so that each of your votes will count. You probably also watch a lot of Netflix and spend way too much time on Tumblr, which means, according to Ray Bradbury, you entirely missed the point of this book. But whatever."
PS: The description for Catcher in the Rye made me laugh out loud!