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