The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger 10/10

The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger is a stunning novel. This novel is about a 17 year old boy who has been kicked out of school after school and takes place in New York for a few days. While the book takes place in the main character’s present which is around the late 1940’s, the book looks back on many of our main character Holden’s memories and views of others. The novel can seem simple at times, but there are some very deep meaningful moments along with many deep meanings buried throughout the text. This is one of those novels that makes the reader want to know the author simply due how incredible this novel is. The author knows what the reader wants, Salinger adds a slight hint of romance, fight scenes, mystery, comedy, and overall an interesting book that is hard to put down. The author uses the writing style of stream of consciousness which in many books can see hard to read, but this novel has the perfect balance of using this writing style along with a few others. Something truly unique about this novel is how the meaningful sections are not in plain sight, they are buried in the text which leads the reader to think and wonder in a more purposeful way. All readers would enjoy reading this novel, especially people who are in their teenage years and have a difficult time finding books that they can connect to. Anyone who has a hard time enjoying to read will most likely be captured by this book. One who reads this novel will most likely be at the same place I am today, wishing the book was longer and that they could meet the author. This novel is truly unique and if one reads it they will most likely fall instantly in love with the it.


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