The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Review by Oliver
The Catcher in the Rye is a first person young adult realistic fiction, about a young adult who loses his purpose in life. The second book by one of the most well renowned authors, J.D Salinger. Famous American author of the 20th century. The Catcher in the Rye focuses on a young 16 year old boy named Holden Caulfield. Struggling with life in prep school, due to Holden’s lack of ambition for school, Holden finds out he’s on the verge of expulsion.Holden decides to visit the nearby city of New York to find out what he wants to do in life. The book tells the story of Holden’s visit to New York City and his mental journey.
The book was written in 1951 but still remains relevant in literature in the modern era. The plot, though quite simple, holds a myriad of emotions within it. The Catcher in the Rye really captures the phrase don’t judge a book by its cover. Behind the simple, almost boring plot, is a truly great book filled with depth and emotion. So if you need a book to pick up don’t miss out on The Catcher in the Rye. You won’t regret reading it.