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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A violent surfacing of adolescence (which has little in common with Tarkington's earlier, broadly comic, Seventeen) has a compulsive impact. "Nobody big except me" is the dream world of Holden Caulfield and his first person story is down to the basic, drab English of the pre-collegiate. For Holden is now being bounced from fancy prep, and, after a vicious evening with hall- and roommates, heads ... Read full review

Review: The Catcher in the Rye

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Since its publication in 1951, this novel is the comingofage story of Holden Caulfield whose fourday "odyssey" leaves him broken by society yet still compassionate. Read and cherished by generations, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is one of America's literary treasures. Read full review

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This book is brilliant the diction that salinger uses completely matches the personality of holden. Who by far is the funniest character in literature. I really enjoyed his inner battle between the adult world and trying to grasp the reality of keeping or protecting his innocence and the innocence of others. Really well written and a book I would recommend to anyone. 

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I did not like this book. I never had to read it in high school. My husband had it and recommended it to me, but I thought it was a waste of my time. It was boring and it didn't really have a great plotline. Not my kind of book.

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This book is a masterpiece! I have found it extremely depressing and I considered the boy as ignorant as first but it soon turned out to be a mego page turner and its completely refreshing! I like the writer a lot and admire his ways of living which certainly have tons of effects on such great work! 

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This was a summer reading requirement for my freshman year of high-school; and I don't know if it was because I wasn't able to fully understand what J. D. Salingerwas trying to get across but I did not like this book what so ever!

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This book is completely and utterly brilliant. Read it. Those who would argue otherwise did not understand its content. Regardless of how you may feel about Holden Caulfield the book itself is a masterpiece.

Review: The Catcher in the Rye

User Review  - Angelique Darrigo daley - Goodreads

I did not enjoy this book at all. I pushed through and finished it hoping for something to like. I think there were about 10 good pages towards the end. Read full review

Review: The Catcher in the Rye

User Review  - Hussain Radhi - Goodreads

It is another modern classic novel, and it is by JD Salinger. "The Catcher in the Rye" is not your average "phony" novel, it is a great piece of adolescent depression, told in a literary teen ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carrol Park - Goodreads

'Is the thing that others believe that is valuable always valuable for me?' The protagonist, Holden, described himself with strong values of his life. He was always excluded by his family and friends ... Read full review

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