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
- The Catcher in the Rye Part 2: More Teenage Angst, Courtesy of Swedish Author (newsfeed.time.com)
- The Catcher in the Rye ‘sequel’ to be published (guardian.co.uk)
- The Catcher In The Rye – J. D. Salinger (bookrhapsody.wordpress.com)
- ‘Catcher In The Rye’ Sequel? The Life Of Unofficial Book Sequels (huffingtonpost.com)