The catcher in the rye*

*Auteur: J.D. Salinger.


Aandrager boek: Zoë Coicha


Quote: Holden: “I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all” – “I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff.”


The story is told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Throughout, Holden dissects the ‘phony’ aspects of society, and the ‘phonies’ themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.