Review – “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye (Hardcover)The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The classic bildungsroman, The Catcher in the Rye. Holden Caulfield uncovers all the phonies in his life while searching for the question to where the ducks in Central Park go in the winter. Holden is one of the most realistic young narrators of all time. He hates everything but wants to like something/someone and wants to be liked but at the same time can’t stand anyone. He is messed up in the beginning of the narrative and is still messed up at the end – it doesn’t get any realer that that. I first read this book as a freshman in high school where it became one of my favorites, it’s on the list of books that I re-read every 1-3 years.

Themes: Growing up, family, love, identity, sex

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