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

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The Catcher in the Rye is a psychological novel based more on how events affect the hero’s mind than on the events themselves; therefore, the actual plot is not as important as the psychological analysis behind the action. In truth, the plot is only a loosely strung set of incidents that are combined to reveal four days in the life of Holden Caulfield. The novel is episodic in nature, and the bulk of it is narrated in the form of flashbacks. I would definitely recommend this to other readers because it has a very interesting plot that is told in first person through note entrees or "flashbacks" as some would call it. You would like this book if you like…The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.