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Paperback The Catcher in the Rye Book

ISBN: 0316769177

ISBN13: 9780316769174

The Catcher in the Rye

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The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" ( The New Yorker ) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books. "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I 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...

Customer Reviews

15 ratings

best book ever

genuinely my favorite book in the whole world. if you don't like it, you didn't get it. which is fine, but it's not because the book is bad, it's because it's for a specific type of person. pls give it a try!!!

good book

the version sent to me is not what i ordered loved the book, but the one i received was broken and i ordered like-new condition. a little disappointed.

Review is for very poor condition of book

Book was completely marked up - underlined passages, scribbled out words along book edges, inappropriate comments written on several pages, words circled, highlighted and mark through. Book was listed in "good" condition but was in fact very poor condition.

Had writing in it

I was very disappointed to find that the book 1) didn't have the cover shown in the image and 2) had a previous owner's name in it. Although I know it's not a huge deal, I wish I could return it for another.

Should be in top 10 books to avoid

There is nothing to like about this book. It makes NO sense, has NO plot or direction and reads like a 4 year old talks. You can pick this book up and open it to any page and you have read the whole book. There is no way this should be considered a "classic" except for a "classic hype job". This is not a book about teen angst and does not convey in even the simplest terms anything close to a thought, story, or feeling. It is meaningless, mindless jibbering.

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I have always wanted to read this book. Thank you for making that possible!!!!!

I have not read the book as of now. I will be reading it in the near future!


I bought this book in very good condition and it came with writing and highlighted parts all over it; and the front cover was coming off.

Ok quality

I’m not complaining because almost every book I order on here comes in perfect. I do like to remove the dust covers and when I removed this one I saw some rather odd poke holes on the cover. Although it isn’t a big deal and I still am happy with my purchase.

The people that don't like this book probably like movies with the dame dialogue.

This book was written so similar to how movies play out. It's an interesting read and I'm sure many people can relate to Holden in some shape or form, which is probably another reason why they hate the book. It's simply written with interesting characters and it provides a pretty good look into teen angst and moodiness.

Good book

I read this book only based on the books legacy. I read it during my early twenties, I found the book kind of stupid, until I took it for the other side. It speaks to me on a different plain. This only came after I read it and donated it to the library. Various parts resonated with myself. About growing up, being a teen, feeling dejected, unwanted, and confused. Even though you have friends a younger sibling being there and making time and taking them for granted. The book is condemned for being shallow, mediocre, and boring, but it taught me a lot about taking life too seriously and a sense of entitlement as a youth and about growing up.


I feel cheated! Not only did I pay over $10 for a book that was missing 3 pages but the story sure wasn't what I expected! Maybe I've lead a very realistic hard life....I sure don't see what all the hoopla is about this book! Disappointed!

I remember this fantastic book from long ago

Many years ago I read this marvelous story and still recommend it to young people I know as one of the best "Coming of Age" stories for those on the brink of maturing---a real masterpiece. Rose D., a former and long-time teacher of English and creative writing.

Excelente libro

La verdad me habian dicho que el libro no valia la pena, que solo era famoso por las controversias que ha surgido en torno a el.. Pero es un libro muy fácil de leer, con expresiones que uno utiliza a diario y muy bueno para analizar. Lo recomiendo al 100%.. esta definitivamente es la manifestación del odio y de la ansiedad.. no solo para adolescentes.. para todos.

Detrás del guardián

En vista de que no publicaron mi resumen en inglés, les doy uno en mi "native language". EL Guardián entre el Centeno, es una obra qe no se puede leer a la ligera, pues el gran contenido espiritual que guarda tras el gracioso, irónico y cínico Holden Caulfield es más extenso de lo que muchos ha notado. Este libro nos narra las vivencias de un adolescente diferente, de un jóven que ve la vida más allá del éxito profesional o las relaciones humanas y se preocupa más por su aspecto psicológico y por vivir su vida a su manera. La figura de Phoebe representa su gusto por lo auténtico, por lo natural e inalterado, asì como el hecho de maravillarse de pequeños detalles tras haber despreciado grandes obras artísticas. Concluyo que EL Guardián entre el Centeno es un libro que va más allá de lo gracioso o cínico (lo cual también es parte fundamental) dejando entre sus páginas un nuevo modelo de adolescente, un triunfador fracasado.

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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 09, 2020

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The Catcher in the Rye in Celebrating Banned Books During Banned Books Week
Celebrating Banned Books During Banned Books Week
Published by Karen DeGroot Carter • September 27, 2020

Since its launch in 1982, Banned Books Week has helped raise awareness of the many literary works that have been banned and/or challenged by individuals and groups across the U.S. through the years. To start the week off, let's take a look at some of the most frequently-challeneged or removed books from the last 20 years.

The Catcher in the Rye in Drink Your Books in These 9 Literary-Themed Bars
Drink Your Books in These 9 Literary-Themed Bars
Published by Beth Clark • February 08, 2019
Literary-themed bars across the US beg the question: Are you really alone if you're with the spirit(s) of your favorite authors or books? We don't think so. (And we're betting you've taken a book into a bar before.) Below are 9 establishments bookworms can drink their books in or even borrow one from the bar's library to read while sipping a cocktail.
The Catcher in the Rye in In Honor of Banned Books Week, Let's Ban Banning Books Once and for All
In Honor of Banned Books Week, Let's Ban Banning Books Once and for All
Published by Beth Clark • September 24, 2018

Okay, maybe we can’t eliminate censorship (yet...#goals), but we can celebrate Banned Books Week with gusto by reading all of the stories that someone (or someones) tried to silence, destroy, or restrict access to. Here are 50 of the most frequently banned and/or most recently challenged books, along with the "who, why, and how" of literary censorship in America.

The Catcher in the Rye in The Great American Read on PBS
The Great American Read on PBS
Published by Beth Clark • August 03, 2018
The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so as promised, here are the next 20!
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