The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

fiction classics literary emotional reflective slow-paced

192 pages | first published 1951

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The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes u...
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Moods

reflective 74%
emotional 47%
sad 36%
dark 33%
funny 30%
adventurous 19%
challenging 16%
tense 11%
lighthearted 7%
inspiring 6%
hopeful 5%
mysterious 4%
relaxing 4%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 44%
medium 38%
fast 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 5% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

No: 40% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | It's complicated: 4% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.56

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