A classic read on teenage angst and more.
The Catcher in The Rye beautifully captures the essence of the classic teenage turmoil. Through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield, the reader experiences various insecurities he faces such as body image, interaction with opposite sex, dissatisfaction with school or life in general. The strength of the book is the universal subject Salinger talks about- the teenage angst- that transcends age. It's relatable to everyone who is going through or has been through, and much like To Kill a Mockingbird, it's the subject of growing up that attracts people regardless of their age, gender, location and even though the book is written from a male perspective, it's nonetheless an enjoyable read for all.