The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

fiction classics literary 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 72%
emotional 46%
sad 40%
dark 32%
funny 30%
adventurous 19%
challenging 18%
tense 11%
inspiring 7%
lighthearted 7%
hopeful 6%
mysterious 4%
relaxing 4%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 35%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 93% | A mix: 4% | N/A: 1% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 35% | No: 33% | Yes: 31% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

No: 42% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 21% | 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

3.51