I Enjoyed Reading "The Catcher In the Rye"

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    Before I read this book I'd never really had a powerful connection to a book. I've always liked to read but I'd never had an experience like this. Holden was me in nearly every way. Even the not so good ones. J. D. Salinger entered my soul through this book. I guess I read this...
    XsnowflakeX XsnowflakeX
    18-21, F
    Oct 19, 2011

    I Think It's a Nice Book..

    Very often there are very stereotypical thoughts of teenage boys and girls in books like that. And if you read it you think like "Oh no.." because it just sounds like the thoughts of an elderly person about teenagers.. But this book was just very real i think
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    2 Responses Jun 21, 2007

    Lots Of Thoughts... Which Got Compiled Into An Essay For School?

    this story really helped me learn who i am.       In his black and white world, Holden is the grey.  He is the in-between ambiguity that we have termed “adolescence.”  His actions are adult-like, but his thought process is innocent...
    hillnee hillnee
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2010


    This is one of my favorite books of all time.  When I first read it I just didnt get it.  But I had to read it for class so I read it again.  And now I cant stop reading it.  Everytime I do I gain new perspecitves into my life and how humans are all...
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    1 Response Dec 5, 2007

    Well i got the book last month

    and i connected with Holden so much i finished the whole book in one day it was so intersting than i took it to school and read it again and i've never read a book twice but recently my psychiatrist told me to stop reading it since Holden is depressed and i'm also depressed but...
    Suicidal14yr Suicidal14yr
    22-25, M
    Feb 29, 2016

    Loved Salinger's Writing Style

    His style is unique. He manages to keep a single monlogue running throughout the whole book.I read this classic last year lying on a sun lounger in Lanzarote. It's strange how he never ever gave permission for the film rights to the book to be sold - he was scared that nobody...
    EnglishMuffin EnglishMuffin
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 18, 2011


    I'm reading it again and I'm enjoying it more this time around.  I think it's because I've become cynical, so I now feel I can relate to Holden.  But I love Holden, he's possibly my favorite fictional character, and I'm starting to think that maybe "cynical"...
    eromreven eromreven
    Jan 18, 2008

    Or Rather, Having It Read To Me ...

    A number of years ago, I was in a relationship with a young man who has ASD. That being so, the sharing of emotional information was difficult, at best. One of the things he did share with me, was that the only fictional work that had ever touched him, in his young life, was that...
    CounselMuffin CounselMuffin
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 1, 2011

    Heart of the Catcher

    I guess I wonder why more people don't love this book.  But I've been looking around among opinions of people who've read it, both here, and on other websites, and it seems to me not many people really get it.  Even those who write book reviews about it.  So I want...
    Cerious Cerious
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2009

    The Mirror of Every Teenager

    Holden Caulfield lives in each and every one of us. He is reinforced in our teen years. The depression, the lies and the loneliness. I don't think anyone can read "Catcher" and not recognize a part of their personal story in it. I started to realize how much of a...
    Lola91 Lola91
    18-21, F
    Apr 29, 2008

    Little Brother

    Anybody know what's so important about page thirty eight?  It's when Holden springs the news to us about his little brother dying.  It's the driving force of the book.  He says it real simply, just, 'He's dead now.'  Even though I know it's coming, it still...
    Cerious Cerious
    1 Response Jan 10, 2009

    I Totally Loved It

    A day with Holden, was fun and educating.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    Apr 27, 2010

    Two Halves

    I enjoyed first half of the book, because it was like me. Second half I was disgusted, because it was like me.
    id271 id271
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2011
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