I remember it so clearly. I was in the fiction section of borders shelving some insane amount of re-shelves, and someone came over the walkie and told me some heart breaking news. J.D. Salinger had died at the age of 91. I remember feeling as if a close friend had died. You see Catcher in the Rye is my favorite book. Which is saying a lot since I read very often. But this book made me love reading, and love myself.
Holden Caulfield get better each time I read this book. He is mean spirited, hateful, and severly rough around the edges, but deep down he is one of the most caring men I have ever seen portrayed. His love for sister knows no bounds and I can express the same sentiment. I wish I could put into words how this book makes me feel, but every time I think of it the only word I can think of is 'home'.
Please give this book another chance since maybe you haven't read it since your teacher told you too in 9th grade, but I know it will change your life again and again. I learn something new about myself each and every time I read this book. It grows with me and I will continue to read it until the day I die.
"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody"
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