- Published: Boston : Little, Brown, c1951.
- Year Published: 1951
- Description: 216 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 790
- 0316769487 :
- 0316769177 (softcover)
- 0553250256 :
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The catcher in the rye
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Story of Holden Caufield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.
On the other hand, Holden (the main character) is extremely frustrating in the way he exaggerates the things other people do. He is a very unreliable narrator and I don't think I could ever put up with him if I met him in person (thank goodness he's fictional). He also tends to change his view on life, an example is how he starts a fist fight in the beginning of the story but a few chapters later, he denounces violence and claims to be a pacifist.
All in all, The Cathcer In The Rye has a good message put presents it in a frustrating way. I would recommend it only if you are good at putting up with frustrating teenagers.
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