The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger describes two days in a sixteen-year-old teenager named Holden Caufield. But Holden Caufield does not live a normal teenage life as he does not have a healthy relationship with his parents or with anyone for that matter. As a result, he is an outcast with no desire to succeed in his education, causing him to get expelled from prep school and journey hopelessly across New York. I love this book because it shows a first-person view of the thoughts and emotions Holden Caufield goes through throughout the book. You start to feel sympathy for him as he fails to build any real connections with people. For whether it's his entitled view on the world or his self-consciousness to open up, you cannot help but hope he finds happiness along the way. The Catcher in the Rye is a genuinely relatable book that is definitely worth reading.
Central Resource Library’s interior will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 23 for Johnson County Library Foundation’s annual fundraising event, Library Lets Loose. The holds pickup window will remain open.