14 years

What age group is Catcher in the Rye for?

14 years

What is a good age to read Catcher in the Rye?


Should I read The Catcher in the Rye?

Catcher in the Rye is a great book at any age. Like I said in another post, you don’t have to relate to a character to like the book. It’s a good book. But people read it expecting “The Book of Books” or something.

Is The Catcher in the Rye hard to read?

CATCHER is hard to read for some people. This may be in part because of the narrative voice and the confining first-person point of view. Another reason is the lack of a clear plot line. There’s no antagonist or clear goal that the protagonist is striving toward.

Why is Holden Caulfield relatable?

He is incredibly relatable, because he is whiny and angst-ridden. It is a novel about growing up. Being whiny and full of angst comes with the territory. I think this whininess and angst was well-incorporated and the novel would have fallen apart without it.

Why is Catcher in the Rye popular?

Salinger’s novel has been wildly popular since it came out in 1951. It’s been lauded as changing the course of post-Second World War writing—at least American writing—as much as Ernest Hemingway’s more extensive work did after the first war.

What does Holden Caulfield say a lot?

Holden has many unique verbal tics, such as “sort of,” “I mean it,” “really,” “all that,” and “boy.” For instance, when Holden approaches his history teacher’s study, he says “His door was open, but I sort of knocked on it anyway, just to be polite and all.” The sentence has a spoken quality that feels true to the way …

Will Catcher in the Rye ever be a movie?

Surprisingly given its status in American literature, The Catcher in the Rye has never been made into a movie. Many major Hollywood producers and directors have tried to secure the film rights, but none of them has succeeded in earning the trust of J. D. Salinger or his estate.

Is Catcher in the Rye out of copyright?

Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951, and assuming it had a proper copyright notice and the copyright was renewed, the copyright in it will expire in 2046 (95 years after publication). (The unpublished works they can take for free in 2080 — the copyright on them will expire then.)