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

28 reviews

ameliaflint's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny reflective medium-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

3.75

This book is undoubtedly a masterpiece. The way Salinger seamlessly narrates Holden’s downward spiral in such an approachable way is fantastic. Loved it, adored it, every word on the list. The only thing missing was this undefinable quality the makes a book, especially a classic, really stick with you. Maybe it’s Holden’s simplistic storytelling or the fact that I read this for school, but this book just didn’t hold that quality for me. This undeniably a good read that will have you in awe of the author, but I won’t be up at night pondering it.

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imjustgolf's review against another edition

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

5.0


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tessksexton04's review against another edition

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

3.0

Holden is quite a sad character to be 100% honest. He’s clearly hasn’t accepted the death of his brother and uses a hateful persona to shield his true emotions. This does not excuse his behavior, although he is aware of his wealth he spends it aimlessly and without consequence. Overall a pretty average read.   

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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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lea_david's review against another edition

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

4.5

I liked the book. But the main character drove me crazy from time to time. 

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eli3's review against another edition

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

5.0

My favourite book of all time ❤️!! 

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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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ellahaugdahl's review against another edition

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informative reflective slow-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

3.0

i have mixed feelings about this book, mostly because i feel to young and stupid to understand it on a deeper level by myself. i am positive i would have understood it more if i had an english teacher explain it to me along the way. however, i am no quitter, so i will spend the evening reading public analyzes. 
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on the other hand, what i did like was how timeless the classic was. the plot and story could just as likely be from today, even though it was written in the 1940’s. salinger did a great job, in my opinion. i forgot - apart from the language - where the story was set on several occasions. i remember holden writing an essay and having to borrow his roommate’s typewriter. that made me a little confused, because in my head i had imagined a computer all along. 
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i also liked how relatable holden was, and that he was in no way perfect. he struggled with accepting change and the way some things were, and also did not like when others did things different than him. still, he wanted to be unique. holden also struggled with growing up to a level where he started failing school. what made the story better was that he told his story from a time he knew better, and i felt like i learned his lessons with him. 
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my favourite kind of books are the ones you reflect and think about later on. i feel like the cather in the rye is one of those, but because i haven’t understood it completely yet i cannot give it an a+. i do however give it a 4 out of 6 stars, because even though i struggled with all the details and lack of breaks within the story, i like what i have gotten from it, and what i most likely will get from it later on.
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i will recommend the cather in the rye for those who want something different than a quick and easy read. you must like analyzing books, and accept that you probably won’t understand everything by yourself.

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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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