Book Reviews of The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
Author: J. D. Salinger
ISBN-13: 9780553149661
ISBN-10: 0553149660
Publication Date: 6/6/1984
Pages: 214
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
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I love this classic!
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I enjoyed reading this book!

Novel by J.D. Salinger, published in 1951. The influential and widely acclaimed story details the two days in the life of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield after he has been expelled from prep school. Confused and disillusioned, he searches for truth and rails against the "phoniness" of the adult world. He ends up exhausted and emotionally ill, in a psychiatrist's office. After he recovers from his breakdown, Holden relates his experiences to the reader.

This is on the list of banned books

Catcher in the Rye. J.D. Salinger. Published in 1951, this immediate best seller almost simultaneously became a popular target of censorship. A 1991-92 study by the People for the American Way found that the novel was among those most likely to be censored based on the fact that it is "anti-Christian." Challenged by Concerned Citizens of Florida who wanted the book removed from a high school library (1991) in Leesburg, Florida due to "profanity, reference to suicide, vulgarity, disrespect, and anti-Christian sentiments." They were unsucessful: a review committee voted unanimously to retain the book.
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I too didn't get all the hype. I did find Holden funny at times, but mainly he was depressing, and all the swearing irritated me.
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An awful book...don't know how made classic list. It is shallow, inane, and a total waste of time!