Why did you read Catcher in the Rye?

@ma_belle (1357)
United States
August 28, 2007 10:27pm CST
I know a lot of people read it in high school. Did you have to read it in high school? I actually didn't read it until college for an english class. I was never made to read it in high school. I did have the book for some time before I actually read it (it was on my to be read list for a while before I took that english class). How about you?
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• United States
6 May 12
I read it in high school. I actually liked the book. I thought it was good. Sure looking at it now, you re-think somet things, then how you did when you first read it. But it still is a good book.
@sabyj7 (20)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 08
I had just heard soo much about it that i went out and bought it. And it has since become my fav book of all time. Reread it every few months! LOL!
@karixie (121)
• Philippines
20 Oct 07
For my book report in high school. Hehe.
@Buggheart (446)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I have not read it yet. I know nothing about it except that it is required reading in some places but for some reason I want to read it. I'll have to look into it to see if it's even a subject that interests me before I run out and buy it. When I was in high school we had a list of books from which to choose and we had to write book reports and do verbal presentations. But it was a list of about 50 books so we could choose anything from the list that was of interest. I always went with the skinny ones like the Scarlet Letter or 1984 which is probably why I never read Catcher. If I recall it's slightly thicker than those.
• United States
18 Sep 07
i never had to read it in high school. But it was recommended to me by a few people. It was a great book. I plain on reading it again sometime
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
1 Sep 07
I never had to read it in school. I read it when I was in my 30s. I chose to read it then because my neices and nephews had to read it in high school and we talked about it. I was excited to read it because I try to read several books from the classics list every year. I don't understand why it gets all the hype that it does. I didn't enjoy it very much at all, but I am glad to say I have read it.
@Myrilia (212)
• United States
30 Aug 07
I had to read this twice in high school, once in junior year, then again senior year. I hated this book, and will never willing read it again.
• United States
30 Aug 07
had to read this book in school! can't really recall it without the book right here but it was a good book, if what i recall is correct.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
29 Aug 07
I never had to read it in school. I'd heard for years that it was really good and I should give it a read. So last year, I requested it at paperbackswap.com (it was actually the first book I ever requested from the site) and read it. I was very glad that I finally read it.