January 25, 2011
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
American classic about a young man coming of age? Shoot yeah it is, this is a harrowing tale of a boy surviving his years as a student and a young adult. After being kicked out of almost every private school on the east coast, Holden Caulfield (main character) embarks on a journey home before vacation starts, as not to disturb his parents and meet up with a few old gals. Along the way he makes some discoveries, drinks a little and smokes a ton. Who is the famous writer known as D.B, how bout Allie and Pheobe? Read this moving book to find out what its like to be a teenager in the late 1940’s and early 50’s and answer all your questions. Doesn’t sound like your kind of book, well too bad there are many reasons in this award-winning novel for everyone to be fond of it.
I found this book a great pick because it was an easy read, lengthy at times. It had a deeper meaning than first thought inside the plot, that was simple to grasp, for me, myself and I.
Matt S., Class of 2014
The WHS Library owns The Catcher in the Rye.