Catcher in the Rye


Photo courtesy of: Little, Brown and Company

Yumna Hussain, Writer

The Catcher in the Rye is one of my favorite reads to date. This book is about a young boy who’s about to be an adult named Holden. He has no idea where he’s going to be heading physically, mentally, and even emotionally in the next few years or even days. He confesses this throughout the book and is afraid like many of us young adults leaving high school and going into college. Many of us just aren’t made for academic excellence which Holden tries to let his audience know. He’s a boy who’s faced many obstacles and is looking for even just a little bit of hope. Holden is a character who everyone can relate to at some point in their lives. 

*Some of the themes/ main ideas I caught in this book were:



-self esteem

-wealthy vs. poor

-loss of innocence



I enjoy this book since it’s always there with me. No matter how I’m feeling, this book will always teach me something. When I’m upset, it helps me remember forgiveness. When I’m happy, it helps me recall that there’s someone I can share this happiness with. Holden himself is a character who gives off many vibes that vary from loving to full of jealousy. His emotions are so clearly stated that when one reads this book, they can almost visualize Holden’s expressions to his personality. He goes through hardships each one of us face and makes you realize that you aren’t alone. I always wish I had met someone like him.