The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

fiction classics literary reflective slow-paced

288 pages | first published 1951

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The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (The New Yorker) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books."If you really want to hea...
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Moods

reflective 74%
emotional 46%
sad 41%
dark 32%
funny 30%
adventurous 18%
challenging 18%
tense 12%
inspiring 7%
hopeful 6%
lighthearted 6%
relaxing 4%
mysterious 3%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 35%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 92% | A mix: 4% | N/A: 1% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 36% | No: 31% | Yes: 31% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

No: 42% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 19% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 89% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1% | No: 0%

Average rating

3.5