Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mini review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really wanted to find out what the hype was all about when it came to this book. It was banned due to the offensive language found inside and yeah, almost every page had offensive language or words that were deemed offensive.

Well, it certainly was a great experience reading this book. Holden Caulfield is an extraordinary character. I already knew the ending and read on to see how it went.

Holden is a depressed kid who only sees the pretentious side of everybody and everything. Therefore, he uses the word 'phony' loads of times. He also kept saying many things depressed him.

It's told from the first person point of view. It's also not like any book I've read. Some might call it a depressing book since the protagonist is so pessimistic and all. But I would definitely recommend this book to everyone as it is really thought-provoking.

Full review here


  1. Awesome mini review! I've been wanting to pick this one up. I try to read a few classics here and there and this one is definitely on my list. Thanks for reviewing; I look forward to getting to this one.

  2. I read this years ago and remember feeling so adult as I read it. Great review.

  3. Jessica: Thanks! Yes, you've got to read this book. Well, you may or may not like it. Hope you enjoy it though! :)

    bermudaonion: It certainly was a profound read. I'm glad I read it!

  4. I need to read this soon, Josette. It's been sitting in my TBR for a long, long time... :)

  5. Alice: Do read it, it's really good, for me. I hope to read your review of it and would like to know what you think!


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