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Catcher In The Rye

Reviewed by: Alex Collins

The Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger was a great novel to read for an up and coming adult. Mostly for that of a maturing high school male. J.D. Salinger really does a solid job in incorporating realistic high school dramas and events into the book. The usual dirty kids, along with typical snobs and jocks; combined with the Friday night football games and athletic rivalries alike can all be seen. Current High School teens and even some grown adults can really bond to the writing that Salinger incorporates into the pages due to the fact that it may hit a more personal note towards them. It seems like he somehow tries to express certain events that personally happened to him in his youth. Everyone has lasting memories of their High School years, why not express them? This is a nice incorporation for it really brings out a sense of realism within the novel and helps the reader bond with not only the book but also the author as well. As you digress further into the plot of the book you are able to see the character of Holden Caulfield grow and mature. He begins to shift his view of people from what he previously thought in his mind-set. This is a coming occurrence that happens in today’s drama filled high schools.  

About the Reviewer

City: La Crosse
Date Reviewed: 6/14/2012