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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, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."
His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
In the 1950s America had just won The War and our economy was set to take off like a rocket. A tall, white, wealthy male would be the apex of power and prestige in that world. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Carol Ryan
Classic - Everyone in every generation should read this.Published 1 day ago by James E. and Joanne Diffenbaugh
I just don't get it, dull book of silly non-dimensional personas, maybe this made more sense back in the day??Published 2 days ago by John D
I read this book in school as an assignment and at first I was so annoyed and hates the protagonist but in the end I loved the book because I related to it so much being a... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Evelyn Villasenor
i honestly loved this book even though it based on a kid with depression it still has a great sibling story line I loved itPublished 3 days ago by Nita Daniels
Holden Caulfield is a bitter, jaded, scared boy looking for adventure in NYC. I have read this book at least ten times and haven't been able to put it down any time! Read morePublished 5 days ago by AJL21
The edition I received has absurdly small print. My high school student with excellent eyesight cannot read it. I'll return this book.Published 6 days ago by Lynda Tison
Have to agree with an earlier review -- The typesetting and size of the font are horrible! The text is extremely small. Read morePublished 7 days ago by tony yyoituko
The Catcher in the Rye is a novel about a man named Holden Caulfield who struggles to find his place in life. Read morePublished 7 days ago by C S