REVIEW: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
I don't really know what to say about this book. I didn't hate it, I didn't love it either. I can't really describe it beyond "it's an experience" and I am glad I read it. There's no real structure or paragraphs, but I think that was how it is meant to be, it adds to the feeling of Holden, his narration telling a bit (or a lot) about himself. He was pretty relatable, to me. I don't think he was just a whiny spoiled rich kid, nor do I think he just needs someone to tell him how it really is, a harsh hand or some years in the army, as apparently other people do. He's young, and he's struggling, and can't everybody relate to at least one of those things?
The book made me sad, but I really loved the last chapter, and the relationship with and love Holden had for his two younger siblings.
It's not a book I will easily forget, and maybe after thinking about it a bit more, I will revisit this review, if there's anything I can say. For now: it is a classic, it's not that long nor difficult, and I think we can all agree it makes you feel things, whether you liked it or not. So if you're mentally in a good enough place, why not read it?