REVIEW: Catcher in the Rye


Title: Catcher in the Rye
Author: J.D. Salinger
Finished: November 7, 2010
Pages: 216
Published: 1945
Format: hardback

I’ve been wanting to read this book for quite some time and was glad I had a chance to finally experience what so many people talk about.

One of my favorite things about the book was that it took place partially in New York City (which is my new obsession). I was great reading about the city so long ago and how so many things haven’t even changed.

It’s a great story of turmoil, coming of age, angst and fear – a young man growing up, trying to find his calling and place in the world.

For a good part of the book I was wondering where it was going and what the point was, but yet I still enjoyed. Holden’s journey through discovery and different cities, was something all adolescents can relate to – the search for purpose and finding their way through new experiences and letdowns.

This book is definitely every one should read and experience, young or old. I’m glad I read it and wouldn’t be surprised if it turns into a book  I re-read in the future.

*challenges: fall into reading, 1010 category challenge, new author challenge, tbr challenge, ryob challenge, november 12×12, 1% challenge, project fill in the gaps

Other Reviews: Devourer of Books, Jules’ Book Reviews

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