Posted by Arlo at January 28, 2013 04:30 PM
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Reviewed by Melanie
We, as teenagers, often assume that any book assigned for English must be completely tedious and unappealing. I blame Shakespeare for this misconception. Although I understand resenting Julius Caesar, donít be too quick to spark note this novel. In its simplest terms, The Catcher in the Rye is about a teenager's (Holden's) struggle to accept the actuality of the adult world. I really can't explain how beautiful this book is, especially in a one-sentence summary: The Catcher in the Rye is far too remarkable. Holden is the most in-depth, true-to-life character I've ever met. I don't feel like I simply read about him, I feel like I knew him personally. Holden's journey is profound in an understated way that makes it all the more emotional. This really is a stunning book that's worthy of your time, whether you're reading in an English classroom or behind your bedroom door.