Gr 9 Up—Densely historical and appealingly organized, these texts are divided into two halves—the writer's cultural context and his or her biography. Refreshingly, these biographies don't follow the predictable pattern of birth, childhood, education, and so on. Historical time lines are helpful for visual learners. The authors' works are also broken down by genre, with the titles of individual influential essays listed—a valuable resource for researchers. Analyses of "major characters" in these novelists' books are expertly written. Fitzgerald's biography includes compelling photos of the writer, as well as archival images that bring his world to life. Morretta demonstrates skill in exploring Fitzgerald's motivations, influences, and inspiration, demonstrating the psychological complexity and richness that are hallmarks of this series. Highly recommended.