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10 Books You Have to Read in School That Don't Suck


The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The kind of book that just about everyone has to read at one time or another, The Catcher in the Rye is a wonderful bildungsroman (meaning “coming of age” story) about a high school dropout named Holden Caulfield. There really isn’t a big, serious, overarching plot to The Catcher in the Rye; it’s more about a young man finding his way in a world from which he feels like an outcast.

Tags: school, 1984, steinbeck, of mice and men, frankenstein, george orwell, english class, books-and-comics

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Matt Heckler

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