By Guli Grover
Very recently in school we were assigned to read Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. I really enjoyed reading this book and I strongly support that you read this book. First of all, the book is about a teenage boy’s life and his thoughts. I could agree with him on many different points and could understand many things he described. Coming from a teenager it made every word more relatable which kept me up reading all night. I am not going to give anything away nor will I explain with a lot of detail because I prefer reading a book completely from the start without much information given. Throughout the book, the teenage boy talks to us, the readers. He explains everything he feels about everything he sees which really helps us understand who he is and where he is. Secondly, his diction consist of many curse words. I am not supporting you to start using more curse words but it relates to the everyday diction I hear at school. His word choice explains his thoughts on a whole new level and helps me relate to him. It made me realize why some people say different words in different tones, there is always a story behind every person that relates to their everyday actions. Finally, Salinger uses many allusions, even though the plot was written in the “olden days” many examples are still relatable. All of the examples help me see where he is and makes me feel like I am standing next to him. Some of the allusions are things I have never heard of, which gives me the opportunity to learn more. The reason I love this book is because I can relate to it in many different ways. J.D. Salinger does a great job describing and keeps you entertained from beginning to end. I strongly recommend reading this book.
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