The Catcher in the Rye Book Report

Title: The Catcher in the Rye
Author: J. D. Salinger
Date of Publication: July, 1951
The Historical Period
The   historical period in which this was written suggest that the feelings and emotions of this book toward society must have been amplified because this was immediately after World War II and the writer may have had strong feelings about the war that could have translated into the character, Holden Caulfield, view on society.
Characteristics of this Genre
          Realistic fiction is the best genre fit for this book because even though the people don’t exist, it could easily happen in real life. It is also timeless because even though this was written close to two years ago, most teens could relate to some parts because the difficulties of teenagers haven’t varied much in half a dozen decades. The book’s accurate description of young males’ struggles makes this a great example of Realistic Fiction.
            On January 1st, 1919, a great writer was brought into the world by Les and Bessie Salinger. They gave him the name Jerome David Salinger, but would soon be known as J. D. Salinger. Growing up in New York with an older sister and his parents were in the upper class. However, his father thought it would be best to enroll him in military school and graduated in 1936. He was fascinated with literature from a young age because he would volunteer in extracurricular activities like the school’s literary magazine. In the summer of 1951, he release his most famous book The Catcher in the Rye, a book about a troubled boy that wants to leave society and live alone in a cabin. J. B, died on January 27th, 2010 in his home in New Hampshire of natural causes. He will forever be remembered by his incredible works of art.
Plot Points
  * Holden Caulfield, a troublesome and immature teenage boy, gets kicked out of another school
  * Holden takes as much money as he can to New York City and hopes to wait until his parents get to digest...