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The Catcher In The Rye written by JD Salinger is a fictional novel that was first published in 1965 The novel takes place in New York City and in Pennsylvania over a duration of four days This novel tells the story of an emotionally disturbed teenager who has been kicked out of a boarding school The story is told from the point of view of a teenager who is the narrator of the story The main character in this novel is Holden Caulfield He is sixteen years old and serves as the narrator of this novel Holden does not like anybody or anything around him He is an emotionally troubled kid and has many problems with his life Phoebe is Holdens little sister She is ten years old and lives at home with their parents Phoebe really admires and loves her big brother Holden This novel begins when Holden is in a mental hospital in California The novel is a flashback of the events over a time period of four days The flashback starts off when Holden gets kicked out of his boarding school Pency Prep because he is failing most of his classes Holden decides to go into New York City for a couple of days until his parents will be expecting him home for Christmas vacation Holden goes to bars and meets with friends during this time On the third night Holden decides to go and visit his sister Phoebe Phoebe is one of the only people that Holden actually loves Holden talks LaRoche 2 to Phoebe about his life being a failure He is trying to understand life and his place in the world Holden decides that he wants to go see Mr Antolini an old teacher to help him get a better understanding of his life At Mr Antolinis home Holden discusses many of the problems that he is facing Mr Antolini tells Holden that he has to learn
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