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Photo Challenge: What I Will Always Remember

I first read The Catcher in the Rye as a freshman and absolutely hated It. It wasn’t until summer of senior year that I decided to give it one more try. 10 more words


The Life of a Bohemian...

When I was younger, I was a little obsessed with the words hippie, beatnik and bohemian.  I’m not sure if obsessed is necessarily the right word, but I found myself always a little left of center, never wanting to fit in and completely unable to fit in even if I tried.  578 more words

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger

Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with “cynical adolescent”. Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen year-old life, just after he’s been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned books lists. 450 more words


THE CATCHER IN THE RYE: In Defense of Holden Caulfield

A lot of people would probably mark this novel as overrated but this is actually one of my favorites. Plot-wise, yes, it’s shitty and rough and boring. 756 more words

Depressed As Hell

I’ve got to admit, friends, that despite the fact that today has been full of decorating and milkshakes and holiday cheer, I’m feeling a bit too much like Holden Caulfield to enjoy it. 346 more words

Summary Chapter 5

After a dry and unappetizing steak dinner in the dining hall, Holden gets into a snowball fight with some of the other Pencey boys. He and his friend Mal Brossard decide to take a bus into Agerstown to see a movie—though Holden hates movies—and Holden convinces Mal to let Ackley go with them. 236 more words

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Summary Chapter 4

Holden goes to the bathroom with Stradlater and talks to him while he shaves. Holden compares Stradlater’s habits with Ackley’s: whereas Ackley is ugly and has poor dental hygiene, Stradlater is outwardly attractive but does not keep his razor or other toiletries clean. 165 more words

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