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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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Feb 07, 2012

it was amazing

Is this a perfect book? It comes pretty darn close. Everything about this novel is pitch-perfect, from the angsty tone of the protagonist to the dead-on description of the East coast, especially the boarding schools/NYC. Even the slang is outstanding. Why is this book wasted on the young? Don't read this when you're 16. Read it when you're 26. Better yet, when you're 36.

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