THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye novel quickly gained popularity among young people. But because of its depressing nature and Salinger’s frequent use of profanity, the book became the most banned book in schools and libraries in the United States between 1961 and 1982.
Jerome Salinger’s book became a kind of symbol of freedom of choice for young people. The frank story of the teenager Holden Caulfield, told by himself, to this day does not leave indifferent the hearts of young readers entering life. Young people saw the protagonist as an exponent of their views and sentiments.
The book tells the reader about a sixteen-year-old kid named Holden Caulfield. A man with a very difficult character, at a very difficult age, he takes the world around him in his own way. Dreams and reality, childishness and seriousness – all this is concentrated in one man. Reading the book, you will plunge into the cycle of events, ordinary everyday events in the life of a boy. But the way he will meet them, what choice he will make, what he will say or think – will not leave you indifferent. An interesting story about an ordinary American boy from the famous and talented Jerome Salinger.
Original language: English
Published: July 16, 1951