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The Catcher in the Rye

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 2,514,000 Ratings and 59,026 Reviews

Book Description
Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins,

"If you really want to hear about it, the first thin... More
Book Information
PublisherBack Bay Books
BindingPaperback (187 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages288
Publication Date01/30/2001
The Creators
About J. D. Salinger (Author) : J. D. Salinger is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of J. D. Salinger include O Vixia No Centeo / The catcher in the rye (Fora De Xogo), The C... more
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12/10/2012 KARTHIK MOORTHY said: this was my first book and read it when i was 17 ......................................

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3/5/2012 Al Stone tagged as: I read

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6/22/2011 Michaela Kuenster tagged as: Inspired me

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7/2/2010 Sheri Radford tagged as: I recommend

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2/13/2010 Bruce Stacy tagged as: I read

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11/18/2009 Angela Hettinger

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10/7/2009 Sharon Koontz said: 10087
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8/26/2009 alanah White said: a very special book to me,
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6/24/2009 julia b tagged as: I recommend, I read

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3/27/2009 Monette Pangan

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10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 10087
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6/26/2008 Kerry McCaskill said:
As with the movie Citizen Kane, its difficult to grasp just how groundbreaking Catcher in the Rye's in-your-face style must have been when it was originally published because its influence on modern storytelling and American culture has been so great. I always imagined that alienated teen Holden Ca... more

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5/5/2008 megan bostic said: One of my favorites.
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8/31/2007 Elizabeth Bluemle tagged as: I Read

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4/3/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read

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