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The Catcher In The Rye JD Salinger The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger is nothing more than a story of a young boy seeking stability and love With a misleading title this book is an easily relatable story Told through the eyes of a young boy Holden Caulfield The Catcher In The Rye is not a story to easily be forgotten Expelled from boarding school Holden goes out into the world in search of non-phoniness truth and innocence Holden was a very hypocritical character in the book Believing that all his thoughts and beliefs were true and every one that differed in opinion was an idiot Feeling that he knew a lot about human nature Holden discusses his thoughts on many peoples actions and personalities Most of which were described negatively and as phonies As for Holden himself he is somewhat of a confused individual in search of his own identity Seeming to have a mental disability of some sort we later learn that Haden is just a troubled young boy looking for guidance and love Finding comfort only in his sister Phoebe his dead brother Allies baseball mitt a red hunting hat and two little nuns he meets in a subway JD Salinger wrote this book in a clever first-person narrative voice which makes you feel as though Haden is talking directly to you Opening his book with the statement If you really want to hear about it the first thing youll probably want to know is where is was born and what my lousy childhood was like and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me and all that David Copperfield kind of crap but I dont feel like going into it if you want to know the truth This not only makes you feel like he is talking to you but also gives you a feel for Hadens language age and attitude Salinger leaves you wondering if
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