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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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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20 ratings


I bought this book which stated “Very Good Condition” but the cover was torn! I bought this book to add to my granddaughter’s collection.

Great condition!

Beautiful book

One of my favorite books.

Book was in good condition. Well worth the money.

Writing, underlining, highlighting, and drawing on EVERY PAGE

this is NOT good condition. There is an overwhelming amount of writing, underlining, highlighting, and drawing on every single page. if there is so much marking throughout a book, it should be labeled poor condition, regardless of the state of the binding. I am VERY disappointed.

looked beat up, but still good

I bought this because I want to have some classics under my belt as I begin studying as an English major. I didn't hate or love this. I see it's value bit I also understand its reputation. The condition of the book was fair, but worse than I was expecting. I didn't realize it would be a quite tiny copy so maybe that was my fault. But it looked like it'd been thrown across a room multiple times. I ENJOY markings and highlighting in used books so I didn't mind that.

Not the best..

Bought it in “very good” condition. It was fine until I opened the book and found a bunch of pages full of writing, in pen. Could’ve at least written in pencil so that the person who bought this could erase what ever thoughts you wrote down all over the book..:/

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.

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.

The Catcher in the Rye Mentions in Our Blog

The Catcher in the Rye in Banned Books Week 2022
Banned Books Week 2022
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 15, 2022

Celebrate "the freedom to read" during the ALA's Banned Books Week. This annual event is designed to draw attention to books that have faced bans and challenges in regional areas around the US. With these challenges on the rise, it's ever more important to stand against literary censorship.

The Catcher in the Rye in Coming-of-Age Books to Have on Your List
Coming-of-Age Books to Have on Your List
Published by ThriftBooks Team • March 27, 2022

Spring is in the air, and with the season comes a feeling of new growth, fresh starts, and regeneration. In the literary world, beloved coming-of-age books evoke similar feelings of change. These bildungsromans are often centered around a protagonist and highlight their experiences during their formative years. They are tales of growth, maturity, and enlightenment.

The Catcher in the Rye in 7 Strange Facts About J. D. Salinger
7 Strange Facts About J. D. Salinger
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • January 30, 2022

It was 74 years ago on January 31, when J. D. Salinger’s short story A Perfect Day for Bananafish appeared in The New Yorker. The story introduces Seymour Glass, a recurring character in many of Salinger’s subsequent stories along with his large quirky family. Here we share more about the author and his favorite subjects.

The Catcher in the Rye in The New York Times Book Review Celebrates Their Anniversary with a Vote
The New York Times Book Review Celebrates Their Anniversary with a Vote
Published by Amanda Cleveland • January 04, 2022

The New York Times Book Review turned 125 years old. To celebrate their momentous anniversary and their dedicated readership, they asked their readers to nominate the best books of the past 125 years. They took thousands of nominations down to 25 finalists, then that finalist down to one winner.

The Catcher in the Rye in Half of Americans Think They've Got a Good Idea for a Novel
Half of Americans Think They've Got a Good Idea for a Novel
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 02, 2021

In celebration of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), ThriftBooks enlisted OnePoll to survey 2,000 Americans about their novel-writing (and reading!) tendencies and we uncovered a pretty interesting story. Here are a handful of our key plot points.

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