Monday, September 8, 2008

Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

In this book, Holden Caulfield is telling us his story of the time that he got expelled from his fancy all-boys school known as Pencey Prep because he was failing four of his classes. Holden has had enough of the school and he’s happy that he is finally out of the school. Winter break is near and he only has to wait a few more days until he leaves. After getting into a fight with his roommate, he decides to leave early. He already knows that if he goes home early his parents would realize that he’s been kicked out. Therefore, he goes to New York to spend a couple of days there. In this novel, Holden tells us about his past, family, teachers, girls, and just about everything else that a sixteen year old boy would think about. Although he is writing to us from a mental hospital, I think we can all relate to Holden’s story. This book is very interesting and I would recommend it to every teen reader.

- Reviewed by Ani M., grade 9.