The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – book review

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a well-known classic adored and angered by many. It undoubtedly can make an individual think. I for one wonders how the author has written some things I’ve thought before and got it dead on.

Holden Caulfield is the main character who dislikes a number of things and when asked by his younger sister, Phoebe Caulfield, to name one thing he likes the most he can barely come up with any. He’s saddened by little things just like any other person in the world. Yet, he knows he can find happiness; he strives for it. Holden isn’t a bad guy, he’s lost and questions his life on a daily basis.

This book gives us a gritty look to one’s life. Holden is relatable and honest. Although, he may exaggerate, he says it as it is; and he says it multiple times. I swear if I hear the word ‘phony‘ one more time I might shoot someone.

Frustrating or without any depth this may be to others, it’s worth to read for yourself to know whether or not this has earned its right to be called as one of the greatest books in time.


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