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The Catcher in the Rye
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Manufacturer: Back Bay Books
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 813.54
EAN: 9780316769174
ISBN: 0316769177
Label: Back Bay Books
Manufacturer: Back Bay Books
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2001-01-30
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Studio: Back Bay Books

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Editorial Reviews:

Ever since it was first published in 1951, this novel has been the coming-of-age story against which all others are judged. Read and cherished by generations, the story of Holden Caulfield is truly one of America's literary treasures.


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Summary: Horrible Book, Annoying Character
Comment: I don't see how so many people rated this book so highly. I spent precious time reading this, that I'll never get back. If you want to waste your time reading about some stupid, snotty kid's boring experience in New York, then go ahead, read it. This book is not a classic and all copies should be burned out of existence, they really should.

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Summary: Will stick with you
Comment: This is the kind of book that people of all ages remember their whole lives. It's indescribable how the story can sweep you off into Holden's life, the angst he feels, and the time in which he lived. Truly a great work that is worth reading if you have not and worth reading again if you have.

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Summary: Much Overrated
Comment: At the risk of offending all the fans--this book should not have been banned because of the cursing or the sexual references. It should have been banned because it is uninteresting and tortuous to read. The sentences and the dialogue are so annoying they make me want to punch Holden Caulfield myself. I understand that was what the author was going for, but it doesn't make it any more palatable. I also understand that the novel was groundbreaking in its time. Regardless, I lost interest about 70 pages into the book and moved on. This is no classic.

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Summary: This is an American classic?????????????
Comment: Wow! Kind of fun to read, but a classic? I don't think so.

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Summary: Best Banned Books Required Reading List
Comment: I'm teaching this book to my 10th graders, after making an inquest and asking all of my friends and acquaintances what book really changed their lives in high school. I was a bit squeamish because it has curse words galore, and because some of the subject matter may be deemed inappropriate for polite conversation, but the kids are really responding to Holden's cynical, alienated internal dialogue, and it's really uplifting to see them identifying with a fictional character as if he were a real person.


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