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The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

23 reviews

an_owls_eye's review against another edition

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adventurous reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

2.75


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seekmyants's review against another edition

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dark reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.75


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heelleen's review against another edition

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emotional funny reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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waste_cup's review against another edition

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adventurous dark sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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madz_cantskate's review against another edition

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

The Catcher in the Rye is a great book which focuses on a short chapter of main character Holden Caulfield's life. It was interesting reading the story from Holden's perspective and I think 1st and 2nd person were good choices for this book rather than using 3rd person.

Some of the language used is outdated but apart from that it was a really good read.

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senny's review against another edition

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dark emotional hopeful reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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inkslate's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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mark_of_a_reader's review against another edition

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dark emotional sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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keylime's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

This book is an amazing glimpse into so many themes. Sexuality, mental illness, social isolation, family, and many more are explored. Despite Holden having many flaws, I grew to love him. This book had a profound impact on me.

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galleread's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Some people would probably say that Holden Caulfield is one of the most despicable characters they’ve ever met in their entire bookish journey. I agree with them. Holden is, in fact, a little douche and a stuck-up teenager who does nothing but whine and wander. 

But this book explores a much more important concept about people and reality. 

(spoiler alert – just my two cents) 

Holden knows how much society has changed us and convinces us to become something we’re not just so we could fit in to the so-called norms and standards. In the book, he believes that every person he meets is a phony and he hates himself for gradually becoming one so he tries to defy the rules and be who he want to be (which makes sense since he thinks he’s better than anyone else just ‘cause he’s ✨ not like other people ✨). 

That’s why Holden is so hell-bent about wanting to be the Catcher in the Rye and strives to make a difference by saving the children from running off the edge of the cliff because he is aware that the moment they fall and land, no one will save them from the abyss (a metaphor for growing up).

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