Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger MINI REVIEW!

Title: The Catcher in the Rye

Author: J.D. Salinger

Published: Little Brown and Company

This is a short book about a teenage rebel named Holden Caulfield who is getting expelled from yet another school. The story spans in just a few days and follows Holden as she talks with with a wide choice of characters. After getting expelled from school some drama ensues which made hold leave school earlier than he was supposed to after his expulsion. He ends up getting a crappy hotel room before going out on the town to drink, smoke, and he even ordered a hooker. As the story goes on you learn more and more about Holden and what makes him tick.


Thoughts: I enjoyed this story even though nothing really exciting happened the whole time. I however found the main character Holden very funny and found myself laughing at the trouble he seemed to get himself into. The whole book was full of teenage angst and I felt like I understood Holden.

Quotes:  " The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."

" If you want to, and if you look for it and wait for it-to the kind of information that will be very, very dear to your heart. Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior."

Song That Reminds Me of the Book

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