I’m not sure if it’s because AP Exams are approaching, or because half of America is banning books in some kind of strange throwback to the 1930s, but for whatever reason, my Replacing Required Reading series has been getting a lot of traffic lately. And since this is a series I’ve enjoyed writing, I am excited to add to it and provide more options for replacing outdated required reading texts.
The next book on the chopping block is Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. Now, for full transparency, I will confess this is my least favorite Salinger work. I’d gladly trade it any day. But it has earned its spot in high schools, and for many is an important book. But before I get ahead of myself, a little bit about Catcher in the Rye.
“The Catcher in the Rye,” is a classic tale of teenage angst and rebellion. It’s a book that’s been loved, hated, and debated for generations, but there’s no denying its impact on the world of literature. So, let me regale you with a synopsis of this renowned novel by J.D. Salinger. (Beware, spoilers lie ahead!)Read more