Book Review: “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the RyeThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Honestly… I don’t think I “get” it. I liked the story. I liked Holden. I cared about him, and it was interesting to walk around in his head.

But..I don’t think I understand why this book is such a classic, or so acclaimed. Is it the writing? The characters? There isn’t really any traditional plot to speak of. It’s kind of a weekend in the life of a teenager struggling to find purpose in his life.

Maybe that’s it. That struggle we can all relate to – wondering why anything matters.

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