Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. SalingerBy J. D. Salinger

Rating: 7/10

Topic: boy wanders New York for 3 days

I like this book because I like Holden Caufield. He’s brave, independent, fun, lost and loving. After quitting his elite and uptight school, he spends 3 days in New York, wandering around, meeting people and finally going to see his family.

Like The Old Man and the Sea, this book isn’t remarkable because of what happens; it’s remarkable because of who Holden Caufield is and the way J.D. Salinger tells the story. We want to be like him (some parts of him, at least) and wish him the best at the end.

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