The Catcher in the Rye

tumblr_m6ymjkl5qx1rrsrc9o1_1280Author: J. D. Salinger

Published by Little Brown and Company

Genres: Literary realism, Coming-of-age story

Pages: 234

“Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with “cynical adolescent.” Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he’s been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two, of course, are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.” -Goodreads

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