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First of all The Catcher in the Rye is a deep book and is set in the New YorkPennsylvania area during either 1948 or 1949 By deep I mean that the book deals more with the psychological and requires pretty heavy thinking to understand I myself dont believe that i fully understand some of the book but for the most part I do The storyline of the book is when taken by itself alone actually kind of boring But when coupled with the mental side of the story it can become quite enjoyable to read I both liked and disliked this book for various reasons One reason I disliked it was because I found the plot or storyline to be uneventful Basically in The Catcher in the Rye a sixteen-year old boy Holden Caulfield experiences the beginnings of a nervous breakdown over the course of a three day vacation in New York City Holden is fairly tall has crewcut blonde hair and is skinny He drinks smokes and swears although he cannot stand the words fuck you and constantly has to try and prove himself to his peers He is a terriffic liar also and is somewhat of a coward In general he doesnt do too well in confrontations especially when they get violent and doesnt seem to like being around people much The story itself is told by Holden who is reflecting upon the Christmas slightly before he had his nervous breakdown and got sent to a mental home or some sort of facility like one At the beginning of the story Holden is preparing to leave his current school a boarding school called Pencey Prep which is located in Agerstown Pennsylvania Holden has a history of not trying and as a result flunking out of schools and has just flunked out of this one He goes to one of his teachers houses to visit with his favorite teacher Mr Spencer
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