Book review: The catcher in the rye by J. D. Salinger

August 22, 2008

Title: The catcher in the rye
Author: J. D. Salinger
Pages: 234

The catcher in the rye is a fictional memoir of a troubled teenage boy called Holden Caulfield. Holden, who studies at an elite boarding school in New York, gets suspended for failing in almost all his subjects.

His school gives him a couple of days to leave and informs his parents of his arrival date. Holden decides to leave school some days earlier and have a good time in New York City before going home to his angry parents.

I found the book to be funny and moving at the same time. This is one of the few truly readable classics.

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