In honor of the anniversary of the first publication of The Catcher and the Rye (first published July 16, 1951), I am writing a review of it. I haven’t finished anything else, so this seemed like the perfect option! This book follows Holden Caulfield through a story he is telling a psychoanalyst at the tuberculosis home where he is at the start of the novel. Holden is probably crazy and definitely unusual, but this is part of what makes for a great read. It starts with him leaving the school he was attending since he will not be returning after the Christmas break due to being expelled. We then follow him on all of his crazy adventures, many of which adolescents can relate to. This is one of those books that I was forced to read in high school that I actually quite enjoyed. It’s a relatively easy read and is definitely a classic of American literature!