Highschool the "Good" Life

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Highschool: The “Good” Life
In the following document I will analyze chapter fourteen from Gordon Korman’s book: Jake Reinvented. In which I will compare and contrast situations and characters from Jake Reinvented and from The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I will also give my personal point of view for some characters and their actions. Conflicts

At this point in the story, Todd already knows that her girlfriend Didi had cheated on him with Jake. So Todd crashes Jakes’ party, and starts revealing Jakes’ past to everybody, but as Rick describes it he (Todd) sounds more like a prosecuter than an angry guy at a party. Todd starts telling everybody that Jake was a nerd, a mathlete and he also belonged to the chess team. He started acussing Jake of thinking he could just show up at F. Scott Fitzgerald High School and start over again. That his past at McKinley was unerasable. Is Todd rieght or wrong?

I think Todd doesn’t have any right of saying all those things of Jake, I mean yes her girlfriend was cheating on him, but so was he; and crashing a party and start accusing, and insulting the host is really rude. He says those things in an act of anger, he thinks just because he is the captain of the football team he has special rights, privilleges, and inmunity to people and problems. Role Reversal

Role reversal is really present in this short novel because Jake, from being picked on because of being a “nerd”he ends up being really popular. In highschool you can have a great time, or you can be having a horrible time. Many teens are wishing to have their papers switched, so they could live a popular teens life, and someone popular can live their life. Popularity

Popularity is a term that hits everyone differently. Who are those popular kids? What are their attributes? According to research, the popular child has a strong personality while being friendly toward classmates. They're usually good students who exhibit exemplary social skills, plus they're...
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