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The Catcher in the Rye


Catch-22, The Catcher in the Rye—anything with ’catch’ in the title, I guess."
Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  classic novel depicting two days in the life of Holden Caufield — an articulate, alienated, and slightly unbalanced teenager who is dissatisfied with society (1951)
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Strongly Associated with:   J.D. Salinger
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Some find the book distasteful due to its profanity and portrayal of sexuality.

Accelerated Reader Level/Points:  8.4 / 8
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  • Catch-22, The Catcher in the Rye—anything with ’catch’ in the title, I guess."
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • And then he retyped The Catcher in the Rye.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • It was The Catcher in the Rye.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Steve was reading that new book The Catcher in the Rye.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event

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  • …shamans, all historians, writers, politicians and diplomats, liberationists of whatever sex and persuasion, lawyers, judges, penologists, stand-up comedians, film directors, journalists, in short, anyone concerned remotely with affecting the consciousness of his fellow-man—and this would include our own beloved children, those incipient American leaders at the eighth-grade level, who should be required to study it along with The Catcher in the Rye, The Hobbit and the Constitution.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It’s The Catcher in the Rye.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • For fun, I filled mine out as Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye, that semester’s required reading and the first person to come to mind.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Books: The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger; On War, Clausewitz; graphic novels by Frank Miller and Neil Gaiman.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It’s the life of the mind that matters, I toldmyself as I picked up The Catcher in the Rye off my bedside stack.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Sunday night, I reread The Catcher in the Rye until I felt tired enough to fall asleep.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures

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  • I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Catcher in the Rye and Ginger Ale.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Two: She should be pleased Steve was reading The Catcher in the Rye, and she would be if she hadn’t selected the same title for his Hanukkah gift, wrapped and waiting in her car.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • One of them was The Catcher in the Rye.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Dear friend, The day after I wrote to you, I finished The Catcher in the Rye.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • His only solace was reading The Catcher in the Rye.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Bill thought my paper on The Catcher in the Rye (which I wrote on my new old typewriter!) was my best one yet.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • I gave Sam To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Hamlet, Walden, and The Fountainhead.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • "At the start of the second semester of ninth grade, a new girl showed up from New York and she was as rich as they come, but she hated being rich and loved The Catcher in the Rye, and she said I reminded her of Holden Caulfield, presumably because we were both self-absorbed losers, and she liked me because I knew a lot of languages and had read a lot of books, and then she broke up with me after twenty-five days because she wanted a boyfriend who didn’t spend so much time reading and…
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
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Associated words [difficulty]:   The Catcher in the Rye [6] , J.D. Salinger [9] , Heart of Darkness [5] , The Grapes of Wrath [7] , A Tale of Two Cities [8] , Of Mice and Men [8] , The Old Man and the Sea [8] , Jane Eyre [4] , Heart of Darkness [5] , Moby-Dick [5] , Pride and Prejudice [5] , Robinson Crusoe [6] , The Count of Monte Cristo [6] , The Three Musketeers [6] , Anna Karenina [7] , Doctor Zhivago [7] , Great Expectations [7] , Gulliver’s Travels [7] , Little Women [7] , Lolita (the novel) [7] , Middlemarch [7] , Paradise Lost [7] , The Grapes of Wrath [7] , The Joy Luck Club [7] , A Tale of Two Cities [8] , Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [8] , Crime and Punishment [8] , Les Misérables [8] , Lord of the Flies [8] , Madame Bovary [8] , Mrs. Dalloway [8] , Of Mice and Men [8] , Pygmalion [8] , Rip Van Winkle [8] , Sense and Sensibility [8] , Slaughterhouse-Five [8] , The Brothers Karamazov [8] , The Color Purple [8] , The Great Gatsby [8] , The Hunchback of Notre Dame [8] , The Last of the Mohicans [8] , The Metamorphosis [8] , The Old Man and the Sea [8] , The Scarlet Letter [8] , Uncle Tom’s Cabin [8] , Wuthering Heights [8] , Animal Farm [9] , Bleak House [9] , Canterbury Tales [9] , One Hundred Years of Solitude [9] , The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [9] , The Call of the Wild [9] , The Sound and the Fury [9] , The Sun Also Rises [9] , The War of the Worlds [9]
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