Catcher in the Rye Review
Catcher in the Rye is a novel written by J.D. Salinger and it follows a young man named Holden as he wanders around New York City and learns about himself and his place in the world. The story may seem small in scale but it has a lot of ideas about being a teenager and growing up in a changing society. A key constant is a change and the effect of it on people and what it can cause people like Holden to deal with. The novel is really relatable for younger people especially hence why it became a staple in high school classes. This novel is very good at conveying its ideas in a feasible and relatable manner for its audience. It’s really good at that especially. While Holden can come off as unrelatable for others he’s great at serving his purpose. The novel struggles with grabbing the reader’s attention at first in my opinion and it takes some time for it to find itself but once it gets going it’s really great but it can struggle at first. Other than that there’s not much else to say with spoiling it. This is a very strong novel and a must-read, especially for teens.

4 out of 5 stars
Age Rating: 14-above

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