Still My Fave

If you have read Catcher in the Rye this picture should give you a kick. If not then it is a really random photo!

I FINALLY finished Catcher in the Rye last night (can I just mention I am a horrible reader in the winter). The last time I read this book was my junior year or high school and I fell in love with this book. I was a little nervous to pick it up again some 11 years later, but let me just say I was not disappointed.

J.D. Salinger created quite a masterpiece with Catcher. As I read the book this time I around I was amazed at how current the book still is, even though it was written in 1951. The main character Holden I think represents a little piece of all of us. Perhaps not all his emotions at once but as I read this book, I found myself laughing out loud and feeling sad all at the same time. His over analyzing of everything and everyone is what hit me closest to home.

I really cannot say enough good things about this book. It keeps you thinking, and left me feeling a little heavy (not necessarily in a bad way). Which is why I am excited to get started on my next book Traveling Light a book I was lent by my girlfriend Lisa.


RIP J.D. Salinger. Thanks for leaving behind such great literature.



Cara said...

That's funny that you read that book again...I was thinking to myself the other day that I would do the same...I feel like I might see it in a whole new light 10 years later...

Sweet Nothings said...

great salinger quotes. i wrote my senior year lit term paper on franny and zooey~

amy b.s. said...

i so need to reread that book! i wasn't the biggest fan my first time around, but i think i would enjoy it a little more 13 years later!

Jenn said...

My favorite author and book ever!!!


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