Catcher in the Rye tells the story of Holden Caulfield, a teen who has been expelled from a prep school in Pennsylvania. Holden is easily annoyed by everyone at this school including his teachers, neighbors, and roommates. He decides to leave early to Manhattan and has many strange interactions with people he encounters there. He calls several different women in hopes of appeasing his sexual desires but none are fruitful. These interactions clearly show that Holden is not mentally sane which explains why he is telling this story from a mental institute. I only recommend this book to older teens and adults because there are graphic scenes in this book and it is a difficult book to understand overall. On a scale of 1 to 5, I rate this book a 1 because I would not read it unless it was mandatory. The plot is much too complex for this novel to be a light read, and I think I could only appreciate this book if I knew its hidden message. Catherine P., grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers

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