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The Catcher in the Rye (a review by Tori Loveland)

Posted in 1950s, Book Reviews, Coming of Age, Young Adult books on May 14, 2015 by Mr. Winch

     The Catcher in the Rye is a great book that everyone can learn from. It contains  situations that many people can relate to, and people that everyone is able to compare to their own friends. Holden Caulfield – the protagonist –  is experiencing a rough time in his life. He leaves school and goes on an adventure in New York, calling up old friends, getting drunk and taking a walk on memory lane. Cigarette in hand, he walks the streets moving from hotel to bar, wooing the ladies and picking fights with pimps. He has an overwhelming view of the world and a head full of opinions. He has a lot to say, but many people don’t appreciate his words. He often feels lonely and ends up calling old friends and significant others. He thinks mainly of his younger sister, Phoebe, his older brother, D.B. – who is a writer – and his deceased younger brother, Allie. What you’re left with is expected, but what you expect reveals itself in a very unexpected way.