NOVEL REVIEW: THE CATCHER IN THE RYE BY J.D. SALINGER



Eiyo Fadneiras,

How are you guys doing? How was your Christmas celebration? I hope you guys had a wonderful celebration with your family and loved ones. 

In this post, I'm going to share my review of a novel I just finished reading last Friday. The novel is titled The Catcher In The Rye, and it is written by J.D. Salinger. Now let's begin this review with J.D. Salinger's bio...


ABOUT J.D. SALINGER

The legendary American author ~ J.D. Salinger (Image: independent.co.uk)

J.D Salinger's real name is Jerome David Salinger. He's a legendary American author. Salinger was born in Manhattan, New York on the 1st of January 1919 and died on the 27th of January 2010. Salinger began his writing career by publishing several short stories in Story Magazine. Besides The Catcher In The Rye, some of Salinger's books were Nine Stories (a book of short stories), Franny Zoey, Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters And Seymour: An Introduction, and Three Early Stories. All of Salinger's books are listed as American classic literature.


ABOUT THE CATCHER IN THE RYE


The Catcher In The Rye (TCITR) is an American classic novel. The protagonist of the story is Holden Caulfield. Holden was portrayed as a depressed teenage boy in the story. The story was set in the 1950s.

The story begins with Holden being expelled from an elite high school called Pencey. Pencey was the fourth school Holden attended. Before Pencey, Holden had already attended three different schools. He was also expelled from the three schools he attended before Pencey.

After getting expelled from Pencey, Holden did not return home. He went to New York for some rendezvous. In New York, Holden learned to survive on his own. He faced some challenges and difficulties. He also tried to experience some of the things he had never experienced before as a teenager - alcohol, cigarettes, sex, etc.

Towards to end of the story, Holden returned home just to meet his sister, Phoebe. But he was still scared to meet his parents and tell them that he got expelled from Pencey. So what will Holden do next? Can he survive on his own in New York


MY REVIEW OF THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

This novel was given to me as this year's birthday present by my Eomoni. I am grateful that my Eomoni made me read this novel. TCITR is different compared to most novels I've read before. This novel is very American. It's about youth struggle and mental health.

I like the way J.D. Salinger wrote this novel. Salinger's style of writing makes it easy for me to understand and feel Holden Caulfield. Holden is a teenager of average achievements. But deep down, he is actually a smart and optimistic kid. Holden doesn't know his strengths, passion, and what he is good at. He is struggling to get to know himself.

Overall, I rated this novel 9/10. I would highly recommend TCITR to my fellow bookworms who love classic literature. This novel is a good read, guys. Trust me, you will love it.

TCITR doesn't have any erotic sexual scenes. But this novel has a lot of adult conversation in it. So this novel is not suitable for those who are under 15 years old.


Ok, so this is my review of The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger? So has anyone read The Catcher In The Rye? If yes, what are your opinions of this novel? Please feel free to share your opinions with me in the comment box below.

Ok, this is all for now. Thank you so reading my review.

XoXo, 

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this! I have never read the book, but sounds like a good read! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yeah, it was a good read. It’s an interesting one.

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  2. I haven't read this yet but definitely need to. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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  3. Great post! I loved this book when I read it, although it is a bit strange! Thank you for sharing your thoughts x

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  4. This is awesome novel! It got 9\10 that's a good rate and would love to check this out. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. School totally decreased my interest when it comes to literature but this truly sounds like it would be a great read. I'm trying to pick a range of new books for the new year. Definitely adding this one to the list ❤️��

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  6. Amazing post. This has been on my list for a while. I will definiterly be reading this in the new year. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. I have never read this book but it sounds like a book I would love to read. Classics are some of my favorite reads.

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  8. I haven't read this book but I've heard so many great things about J.D Salinger. Great review.

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  9. Holden ni rasanya pandai sebab kalau tak pandai macamana boleh accepted dekat Pencey elite school kan?. Dia masih tercari-cari diri dia yang sebenar.

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    1. Holden dtg dari keluarga berada. Yeah, he is still in the process of getting to know himself better.

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  10. nice book with a interesting story. i wish can read it later..will try to looking for it..thank you for sharing

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  11. Great review, I've never read TCITR, no idea why because I do think i'd enjoy it. Maybe now is the time πŸ˜‚

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    1. Not sure why my comment is labelled unknown ☝️ it's @radiosarahc do all my comments do the same? 🀦🏻‍♀️

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  12. A great review of this classic novel Fadima! Thank you for sharing it.

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  13. Kesian Holden kena expelled. Siapa tak depressed, banyak sekolah dia pergi semuanya kne expelled. Apepon Holden sepatutnya kne berbincang dgn parents jugak walaupun banyak kali kne expelled

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    1. Hmm..... Di takut dan segan lah. Nie dah kali keempat tau Holden kena buang skolah.

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  14. I read TCITR a long time ago, like probably 20ish years ago. I actually didn't enjoy it that much. Maybe it would be worth revisiting.

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    1. I have never read The Catcher in The Rye and after reading your review, I really want to get myself a copy next time I am at the book store, it sounds interesting!

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  15. I read this quite a long time ago that I feel I need to revisit it as it is such a classic. Thanks for the review/reminder!

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    1. Ypu’re welcome. So what are your opinions of this novel?

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  16. This is one of my favourite books. I love how it's written and I was addicted to it!

    Corinne x
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  17. thanks for your sharing. Should buy a copy of The Catcher In The Rye to read this coming holiday

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  18. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I really like The Catcher in the Rye too :)

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  19. Must admit that I never read many classics, but really want to start and this sounds like a book I could really enjoy. Glad you really liked it! X

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    1. Yeah, this book can be a good start. Try reading Anne Of Green Gables as well. You will like that.

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  20. penulis legend.mesti jalan cerita epik dan best. susah rasanya nak dapatkan naskhah seperti ini

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  21. Everyone has the same dilemma for sure kan! Reading just the synopsis is enough to remind me or anyone of our journey! Sound interesting too this novel!

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    1. Yeah, I had the same dilemma when I was a teenager and even in my early 20s liaw.

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  22. i really need to start reading book 2022 ni. suka sangat baca buku but not enough time

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    1. Hehehe.... I understand that. You can schedule your time, dear. Maybe read at night before going to bed or lunch time work. It saves you from ngumpat org. Hehehe.

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