I was 19 - older than Holden, but the book still hit close to home. RIP, Salinger :(
I was 22, and for some reason the book didn't stick with me at all. Probably because I was reading a book a week that year and had a 6 month old kid that kept me awake a lot. I need to reread it.
You know - the first time I read Catcher in the Rye was less than 6 months ago at the ripe old age of 49.I attended a lecture this summer and the speaker focused on Holden Caulfield. He inspired me to read this classic, and I am grateful that I did.I found your blog by way of Goodreads - and the fact that Beth Fish added you as a friend. I look forward to following your posts throughout 2010.
I read this my junior year of high school in honors english. I loved it right away, but haven't read it since. I think I will need to rered this one sometime soon, as well as some of Salinger's other books.
I had seen that he died, but I had no idea he was so old.
Amanda- Yeah, I wasn't really taken with Catcher, either. I'm more a fan of his short stories :)Molly- I'm glad you found me! We're never too old to discover a classic, right?Julie- I'm thinking of revisiting Nine Stories sometime this year.Alyce- I know, right? 91?!?
I haven't yet, but I've always wanted to.ann
I first read it in high school and absolutely loved it. I think my paper was on something like comparing it to my life and my teacher loved it. I hope I have that paper somewhere in storage. I'd love to dig that out and read it again.
Oh, man that would be awesome if you found it!
I believe I was 15, and I've never looked at the world the same. Wonderful works change your views, and that is what "Catcher in the Rye" did for me.
Books that changed me as a teenager have a special place in my heart. The ones that come to mind for me are Their Eyes Were Watching God, A Doll's House, and Perks of being a wallflower.
I was 13--Grade 8 English class.I loved it! Now, I think I will re-read it...and his other work, too.:o)
I read Catcher in high school and loved it. I read it in college and didn't love. I read it last year and found Holden whiny and annoying -- but I still somewhat enjoyed it.
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