When you’re buying flowers for someone, it’s always good to remember that a rose means “I love you,” whereas a ghost orchid means “I think you are rare, expensive, and thrive in the swamplands of Florida.” It’s the same with books. When you’re giving someone a book as a gift, your choice of book says volumes. (I hate myself for that pun, but it’s too late, I already typed it.) So, you see, if you’re going to buy someone a book, you’d best know what kind of message you’re sending. Case in point:
The Great Gatsby—Our relationship is most likely going to end in either disillusionment or death.