That sounds like a great idea. I'd recommend Gordon Korman's "Camp I Wanna Go Home", one of the few books I read as a kid that still makes me laugh out loud as an adult. That, or Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine", which I found to be the most charming book I think I've ever read, and closer to a classic than Korman.
...I'll leave Gatsby to someone (anyone!) else to read, I hated it as much as I hated reading "Bonfire of the Vanities", "Death of A Salesman" and "Gone with the Wind"... Although I have been enjoying "A Tale of Two Cities"... Oh, well, no accounting for taste. Especially mine.
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