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January 28, 2013

The Catcher in the Rye


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.

Posted by Arlo at January 28, 2013 04:30 PM