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Nov 13, 2014
7:43 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



I would truly like to find out who the inspiration was for your book? You had to know it would get some backlash from the public so why did you publish it? Finally, if you were able to see what the book did to your future before you published it would you still have done it? Why or why not? Thanks



Reese Brenner

reesebrenner1@gmail.com
Reese Brenner


Nov 13, 2014
10:21 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

I was wondering why you picked to write a story that some feel is upsetting. I like the way you wrote the story but it made me sad. I know there are people like this in the world, even probably at my school, but I feel bad for them so I cannot understand why you would want t write a story like this. I am sorry if this upsets you but it is how I feel.

Olivia

Leonard Pd. 2

odsuperpanda@gmail.com
Olivia DeGonia - Pd 2


Nov 13, 2014
10:42 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger, I found your book Catcher in the Rye to be quite interesting however I feel that the ending was unsatisfactory leaving the reader on the edge of their seat waiting to find out what happens to Holden when his parents discover he was expelled from Pencey. Also are you going to be making a sequel?



Ernest

th3ward3n@gmail.com
Ernest C Faber


Aug 25, 2014
2:47 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

I really enjoyed reading your book. I have a few questions for you

Did you intend this novel to show holden trying to avoid entering the world of adulthood?

Who inspired you for the character of Holden?

Who inspired you for the character of Phoebe?

What was your intendeted meaning behind the book?

Have you made any other similar stories?



Thanks Kav

102938475684edwinsmith92918372718183818381@hotmail.co.uk
Kav10K


Aug 25, 2014
2:50 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



I thoroughly enjoyed the book, every time I thought I had found out a meaning or message there was always another one right behind it, allowing for every read to be a unique experience with a different feeling. Holden has clearly generated mixed feelings amongst modern day youths, some loving him, some hating him and some fluctuating between the emotions. Holden is the first "teenager" and as a result, most modern day teenagers can relate to his conflicting emotions throughout the novel. Thank you for a wonderful book.



Sincerely,

Monty

johnsnow@thewall.inthenorth.westeros.org
Monty10K


Aug 25, 2014
2:50 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

I am a student and I found your book very thought provoking and I have many question still unanswered but in the interest of time I have shortened my many questions into 3. Firstly what is the significance of James Castles death and why did he choose to die for such a stupid reason, secondly what does the red hunting hat truly mean to Holden and finally what is the significance of the title catcher in the rye and is there a deeper meaning

Thanks for your time

From Gregor the mountain that rides

1234@hotmail.com
Gregor C


Aug 25, 2014
2:50 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



Are we reading too deeply into your book??

Is holden a character of someone in real life?? Is Holden yourself at childhood?

Is this book a book about your life and your own experiences?

Are you or have you ever thought of making a sequel to Catcher in the Rye?

Whered you get inspiration for the book from?

Is Catcher in the Rye even your best book?

If not what other piece of work do you consider your greatest?



Jdsalingerftw@hotmail.com
Dahoon 10K


Aug 25, 2014
2:51 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



Even though your novel is very inappropriate, this is perhaps the most confronting book about the troubles that plague those who society are rejected by society or reject it. Via Holden, the readers are forced to confront many troubling aspects of society, and this is what makes The Catcher in The Rye an inspirational piece. The audience, including me, are continuously questioned by the things we take for granted



Warm Regards

H-F-P@hotmail.com
Sid 10K


Aug 25, 2014
2:51 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



I am curious as to whether you think that your actions concerning your general withdrawal from society has contributed to the success of your book "The Catcher in the Rye". It is my opinion that it might have added to the whole, 'experience' of reading and subsequently analysing the book.

Also I am interested as to whether your happy that the book became as successful as it did, or maybe you would’ve preferred to have the book stayed a more secretive item for a select few.



M.E. 10K

f@fcom
M.E. 10K


Aug 25, 2014
2:53 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



I thoroughly enjoyed the book, every time I thought I had found out a meaning or message there was always another one right behind it, allowing for every read to be a unique experience with a different feeling. Holden has clearly generated mixed feelings amongst modern day youths, some loving him, some hating him and some fluctuating between the emotions. Holden is the first "teenager" and as a result, most modern day teenagers can relate to his conflicting emotions throughout the novel. Thank you for a wonderful book.



Sincerely,

Monty

johnsnow@thewall.inthenorth.westeros.org
Monty10K


Aug 25, 2014
2:54 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

I did not really enjoy your book as it had a small plot and a lot of themes, which made it feel like an imbalanced book. However, I just wanted to ask a few questions:

- What key changes does Holden undergo from the start to the end of his journey?

- Why does Holden make such fast/hasty judgements of people?

- Was there any main/oustanding message of the book?



Cheers

laterzandrip@hotmail.com
Milan10K


Aug 25, 2014
2:54 AM

Dear Mr Sallinger,

I have a few questions about your book. I did not enjoy reading the majority of your book as it was boring.



Did you mean for this novel to end so abruptly? Why did you choose not to have a traditional ending to the novel. If you were to write a sequel, how would Holden Caulfield change? How would Phoebe change, and what would happen to their relationship with Allie? Why does Holden only care about the ducks, and not other animals that are forced to migrate? Did you really base this book off yourself? If yes, why?



Regards,

Rahul

Owen@thesaints.gomarching
Rahul s 10k


Aug 25, 2014
2:54 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

In terms of "The Catcher in the Rye"

What give the inspiration to think of all those different types of symbols?

What made you think of using those symbols instead of other ones?





Why did you decide to move away from civilisation?

Why did you not publish any more of your works?

12345@hotmail.com
Jeffrey Ho 10K


Aug 25, 2014
2:57 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



I learned a lot in this book. But I still have some questions about this book. First of all, what is/are the social protest displayed in the book? Second, what is the exact message behind this book? Lastly, on what did you base Holden Caulfield out of?



Thanks again,

Anonymous

anonymous@hotmail.com
Anonymous 10K


Aug 24, 2014
10:45 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



Thank you for your novels. I would be a very different person if not for your work.



Thanks again,

Ed.

Rusty@gmail.com
Ed Banky


Apr 29, 2014
6:43 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger, thank you for this adventure. I absolutely loved it. I laughed so much and felt young again just being there with the young man who in my mind was just dealing the best he knew how with the moments he encountered during this time and culture he lived in. I so could relate to him and enjoyed traveling along in this wonderful tail of this young mans experiences. Thank you angel for all you have left us to enjoy.

J49is@yahoo.com
JAENIECE SUTTON


Oct 31, 2013
12:45 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger

I liked your book as a whole but I thought Holden was a bit of a complainer even for a depressed person, and the book gave unrealistic signs and actions of depression. I felt like Holden was kind of a little girl about his depression because he fluctuataed between hopeful and hopelessness way too often and too fast.

jgalperin@newallianceacademy.com
Jacob Reed Galperin


Oct 31, 2013
12:46 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



When I read this book I had mixed feelings about Holden, sometimes I hated him and sometimes I liked him. He had many different sides to him which made the story kind of interesting but overall I didnt really enjoy the story. I thought that the incidents that happened to him were kind of not handled in a regular way, they solved the problems way too quickly and it just didnt seem real at all. Was your intentions to make a chararcter that people liked and disliked?

mosieja@newallianceacademy.com
Melissa Osieja


Oct 31, 2013
12:47 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



When I read this book I had mixed feelings about Holden, sometimes I hated him and sometimes I liked him. He had many different sides to him which made the story kind of interesting but overall I didnt really enjoy the story. I thought that the incidents that happened to him were kind of not handled in a regular way, they solved the problems way too quickly and it just didnt seem real at all. Was your intentions to make a chararcter that people liked and disliked?

mosieja@newallianceacademy.com
Melissa Osieja


Oct 31, 2013
12:49 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



When I read this book I had mixed feelings about Holden, sometimes I hated him and sometimes I liked him. He had many different sides to him which made the story kind of interesting but overall I didnt really enjoy the story. I thought that the incidents that happened to him were kind of not handled in a regular way, they solved the problems way too quickly and it just didnt seem real at all. Was your intentions to make a chararcter that people liked and disliked?

mosieja@newallianceacademy.com
Melissa Osieja


Oct 29, 2013
2:28 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



As a teacher I find that most students either love or hate Holden. Why do you think that is?





Sincerely,



Judith Rubin

jrubin@newallianceacademy.com
Judith Rubin


Oct 03, 2013
12:10 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

Is your life related to Holdens experiences and emotions? This was a great novel I am so glad that this novel was not banned from our school.

irockbequiet@gmail.com
Yan Chen


Oct 03, 2013
12:22 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

I think that this book can relate strongly toward high school students. Did you write it intending it to? Many of Holdens issues are similar to issues of some high school students.

-Shervin Kashani

Shervin@gr-electric.com
Shervin Kashani


Oct 03, 2013
12:38 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



Throughout my reading, I had wondered how you came up with the story about Holdenand his character. Did you just come up with the story or is it related to you or someone you encountered? Overall, your book is quite unique and unlike others I have read before. You should be proud that it is still being widely read after 60 years!



Sincerely,



Ashwini C.

Ms. Leonard, pd. 2

ashwini98@verizon.net
Aswini C.


Oct 03, 2013
12:44 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



Your novel was very interesting, and I enjoyed reading it. I could really feel the emotions that Holden possesses. I have a personal question for you as well. Have you ever had a bond with someone that was similar to Jane and Holden? Have you ever had that sense of urgency to protect someone but never contact them?



Best regards,

Joan Kim

bluebearjia8@gmail.com
Joan Kim (Pd. 7 Leonard English)