The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger

fiction classics literary reflective slow-paced

277 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 77%
emotional 49%
sad 43%
dark 31%
funny 31%
challenging 20%
adventurous 15%
tense 12%
inspiring 8%
hopeful 7%
lighthearted 7%
mysterious 4%
relaxing 3%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 54%
medium 35%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 4% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 30% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 90% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

3.5