Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures by Maureen Corrigan
"Forget great. The Great Gatsby is the greatest--even if you didn't think so when you had to read it in high school."
When I was in high school, I remembered that pretty much everyone loved it, and the smarter the kid was, the more he loved it. As an adult looking back, I think we didn't understand it much, and said we loved it in order not to seem dumb. I was impressed when my younger brother did not like it, as I thought that actually showed some critical thinking.