The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

fiction classics literary reflective slow-paced

230 pages | first published 1951

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'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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Summary of 77385 reviews

Moods

reflective 75%
emotional 47%
sad 35%
dark 33%
funny 31%
adventurous 19%
challenging 15%
tense 12%
lighthearted 7%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 5%
mysterious 4%
relaxing 4%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 45%
medium 38%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

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

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 39% | No: 35% | Yes: 24%

Loveable characters?

No: 40% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | It's complicated: 4% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

3.55

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