The Catcher in the Rye

Paperback, 288 pages

English language

Published Jan. 13, 2001 by Back Bay Books.

ISBN:
978-0-316-76917-4
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OCLC Number:
422167144

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4 stars (536 reviews)

Holden Caulfield, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.

47 editions

Classic Book About The Woes of Adolescence

5 stars

Im not sure if I would've liked this book 25 years ago. But now, I can appreciate the feelings Holden talks about, with nothing making sense and everything being depressing at his age and current path in life. He doesn't know where he belongs yet. His life goes to pieces.

Yes, the language is dated and yes, there are parts that are highly controversial today, so you need to take into account the time it was written, as trite as it sounds. I'm glad I read it at an older age. Things get better.

Definitely not the demographic for this one, so after trying to read it twice, I gave up

No rating

Not giving it a star rating b/c I didn't finish, so it wouldn't be fair to.

I was annoyed by this rich kid who hated everybody and complained that everybody was a moron. He wasn't trying and my inner teacher kept coming out telling him HE was a moron for throwing everything away. I mean, if he had real life-or-death issues to deal with, like family members dying or he was dying or anything like that, then I could follow his story. All he did was call people morons, talk about sex and try to hook up while hurting people around him.

I heard this book finds itself with males between late teens to about 25. I'm already way older than that and female, so I guess that rules me out. Just felt like a whine fest. I remember being a depressed, angsty teen myself (before I was an even …

Review of 'The Catcher in the Rye' on 'Storygraph'

3 stars

Read this due to its historical impact in the formation of YA literature. I enjoyed it, felt it accurately depicts the angst of adolescence and I likely would have related to it if I had read it as a kid. It was very dated though, one thing I highly disliked and got caught off guard was <spoiler>just how casually homophobic the book is and how that at times plays into the plot. How far we've come, huh!</spoiler>

A good character study about an annoying kid

4 stars

I wasn't forced to read this in school, and I was curious why all the psychopaths have it as their favorite book.

I still don't know.

It's a good portrait of a spoiled kid with some mental illness. After, I read some thought PTSD, and that sounds about right. It's like talking to a 17 yr old, but the message is strong. Worth reading.

Review of 'The Catcher in the Rye' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Published in 1951, J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye focuses on the teenage angst of Holden Caulfield, a depressed seventeen year old undergoing treatment in a nondescript mental institution. Caulfield narrates his expulsion from an elite private school, Pencey Preparatory Academy and what happens to him after he runs away from the school a few days prior to Christmas Break to sojourn alone through the red light districts of Manhattan. His odyssey carries him through various experiences that begin to clarify his outlook on life and his opinions about the world.

Salinger wrote Caulfield’s coming-of-age story in the years immediately following the Second World War, initially as a serialized set of short stories before its eventual publication in a novel format. One of the most salient themes in this book is the tension between individualism and conformity in postwar American society. Salinger prefigures many issues later articulated by the …

Review of 'The Catcher in the Rye' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

To be frank, I would have liked to give this 2.5 instead of a solid 3. I believe my disappointment is a product of two things:

Firstly, I am "late" to reading this and I simply am not the intended audience. The catcher in the rye most likely would have intrigued me a few years ago but it falls flat for the current me. It is incredibly hard to connect with Holden Caulfield, to note: this book is a narrative of sorts—a lack of relatability with the main character somewhat renders the rest of the book jading—regardless, I understand the appeal of this book to other readers who may find fragments of themselves in the main character's attitude to life.

Secondly: I Really Dislike Holden Caulfield.

I don't think it needs much elaboration as to me, he is the definition of insufferable... A good portion of this book is about …

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