Catcher in the Rye: Synopsis

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, is a coming of age novel which is a first-person telling of two days in the life of Holden Caulfield. The narrator had been expelled from the Preparatory School he was attending and in his journey home attempts to navigate the phoniness and aging aspects of the adult world. By the end, Holden has encountered instructors, other boys, a prostitute and a girl of interest before ending up discussing to a therapist how he wound up in treatment.