"The Catcher in the Rye" is the ultimate novel for disaffected youth, but it's relevant to all ages. The story is told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Throughout, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection. (via The Book Depository)
I originally picked Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck to read next. Then I found The Catcher In The Rye staring me in the face, so I opened it up and read the first page. The airy cynisism of the first few sentences have reeled me in! So sorry John, you'll have to wait a bit longer!
Now please excuse me while I dive head first into this classic!
I'd have to honestly say that I'm quite intimidated by this book. :-P
Hehe, I think it's hilarious so far. Couldn't put it down last night! :-))
I really liked this one. I was afraid I was going to hate it and tear it apart but it was a surprisingly good read.
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