The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

288 pages first pub 1951 (editions)

fiction classics literary emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

'If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, ...

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Moods

reflective 74%
emotional 49%
sad 38%
dark 32%
funny 31%
adventurous 20%
challenging 16%
tense 11%
lighthearted 8%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 6%
mysterious 4%
relaxing 3%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 40%
medium 40%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 92% | A mix: 5% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 35% | Yes: 23%

Loveable characters?

No: 39% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.56

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