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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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Oct 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: classic, fiction, young-adult-lit, realistic
Read in October, 2011

Led by Holden Caulfield, an adolescent that deals with extreme amounts of angst and alienation issues. Takes place over the course of a day and shows his reluctance to attach himself to anyone through his conversations and interactions with others. Holden is a quick liar and has little to no respect for authority figures—the journey really begins when he leave school after being expelled, something that has happened more than once. His brother had died a few years before this story takes place and the readers soon learns that Holden finds his motivation through his inability to accept his younger brother’s death. In fact, the only person that he seems comfortable with is his kid sister who seems to recognize the inner turmoil that he faces. Written in a stream of consciousness format. Could be difficult for readers due to the content or the way in which it is written. The text allows the reader to connect with Holden and understand his motivations. Not much happens in terms of plot but it is truly the journey that takes place that makes this book enjoyable.

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