Scott´s Book Nook

By Scott Moore

Scott´s Fast Facts


The Catcher In the Rye


JD Salinger


Realistic Fiction




Little, and Brown Company



Scott´s Personal Reveiw

Going into this book I realized it was world renowned. I totally did not feel the same way. This story tells the life of a kid who is trying to find his way. I thought this book was gonna be very light hearted and fun it was the complete opposite. I disliked the main chracter immensely. I thought Holden was kind of annoying and rude.

Although this book had it´s faults, it turned out okay in the end. This book has many twists. Thngs change constantlty making the book interesting. The book has a lot of good meanings behind it. Making the book better in it´s entirety. It teaches that books are important and you´re never alone. So all and all it was a great book.

Perfessional Reveiws

The Catcher in the Rye offers something for every reader. You may relate to Holden Caulfield's angst and alienation; you may be drawn to his rye humor or cynicism; or you may be offended by his pursuit of relationships, intimacy and sexuality.

Even though The Catcher in the Rye first appeared in 1951 (parts of the book appeared as short stories earlier), this classic still taps into some of the same raw emotions.

He's the modern Huckleberry Finn, making his epic journey of dysfunctional alienation from school to New York. It may not sound like the stuff of great or lasting novels, but Salinger tapped into something with this depressed cynic of a teenager. It's something that not every reader will be able to grasp and/or hold onto, but it's something you'll never forget (even if you hate the book). -Esther Lombardi

A violent surfacing of adolescence (which has little in common with Tarkington's earlier, broadly comic, Seventeen) has a compulsive impact. "Nobody big except me" is the dream world of Holden Caulfield and his first person story is down to the basic, drab English of the pre-collegiate. For Holden is now being bounced from fancy prep, and, after a vicious evening with hall- and roommates, heads for New York to try to keep his latest failure from his parents. He tries to have a wild evening (all he does is pay the check), is terrorized by the hotel elevator man and his on-call whore, has a date with a girl he likes—and hates, sees his 10 year old sister, Phoebe. He also visits a sympathetic English teacher after trying on a drunken session, and when he keeps his date with Phoebe, who turns up with her suitcase to join him on his flight, he heads home to a hospital siege. This is tender and true, and impossible, in its picture of the old hells of young boys, the lonesomeness and tentative attempts to be mature and secure, the awful block between youth and being grown-up, the fright and sickness that humans and their behavior cause the challenging, the dramatization of the big bang. It is a sorry little worm's view of the off-beat of adult pressure, of contemporary strictures and conformity, of sentiment….A strict report, worthy of sympathy.

Relataed links

Language, Voice, and Holden Caulfield: The Catcher in the Rye Part 1

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