Title: Catcher In The Rye, The
Authors: Salinger,J.D
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 220
Year: 1951
Language: English
Description: A sixteen-year-old boy's values, thoughts and feelings portrayed with understanding. [Small font]

Comments from Groups:

We enjoyed the book very much. Fascinated by the validity of a book written 60+ years ago. Discussion lively, much about whether or not teenagers could be like Holden Caulfield. Nelson 007

We all enjoyed this book, many for the second time, and those people still found it entertaining and insightful. The author captured the world of the disenchanted teenager so well. Ngongataha 001

Good to read a modern classic. Gore 007

The group appreciated the authenticity. Holden's character was convincing, his awareness of the 'phoniness of society' and situations, and on the other hand his judgements with a tolerance expressed of 'how things are'. A well rounded discussion and lively. Picton 002

Some didn't like the book at all until after the discussion, where they gained a better understanding of the time it was written and a deeper understanding of the character of Holden. Gisborne 011

Everyone enjoyed reading this book. No wonder, it's still speaking of adolescents in today's world. Havelock North 005

Mixed reviews. Wasn't what we were expecting but can see why it is so popular. Was a case of 'waiting for something to happen'. Whangarei 016

Some found it funny, some found it sad. Thought that it could easily have been written today. Easy to read and we all generally enjoyed it. Rakaia 002

Categories: Fiction, Classic, Contemporary, Cross-over, USA, America, Blind Foundation book, Small font


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By: CHCH 143 2021-08-23 11:05:29
Great to re-read an old classic.

By: FEILD 005 2020-10-21 13:09:59
Only 3 out of our 12 members managed to read entire book. Very mixed reaction and after our discussion we scored it from a 1 to a 3. Definitely our least favourite book of the year.

By: WELL 022 2020-06-24 14:57:18
This sparked a lively debate, reflected in the scoring which ranged from 1-4.5.

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