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Oct 03, 2013
12:52 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

Are any of the characters related to people who were in your life? Did you have a family member pass away from cancer, did you know someone like Holden or Stradlater, did you have someone like Jane in your life?

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Rachel Colliton


Oct 03, 2013
1:20 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

I thought that your book was very insightful and very interesting to read, but my main question is why did you end the book where you did end it at? The story kind of ended unexpectedly and abruptly. The ending was confusing to me because I was not expecting the quick ending. I understood everything throughout the story up until the last couple chapters. I wish you were still around to answer this question because I would really like to know! HEY MRS LEONARD!!!! ITS PATRICK BRITT FROM YOUR 3RD PERIOD!!! WHATS UP?

olneybears@yahoo.com
Patrick Britt, Mrs Leonard, Pd 2


Oct 03, 2013
1:41 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



The book today in the twenty-first century still relates to many teenagers and the struggle they are having trying to get past each day. I was wondering how you made this book seem so relevent to teenagers today although you wrote it in the late forties, early fifties and had no idea the society that America would become.



Also, I wanted to know what gave you the motivation to put all of your feelings and emotions from part of your troublesome past into one book which would be read by people for several years to come.



Sincerely,

A reader



crb1218@gmail.com
Sherwood High School; Mrs. Leonard; Pd. 6; CB


Oct 03, 2013
1:43 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

I really enjoyed reading this book and watching Holden go through all the things he did. Why did Holden never get to say his final goodbye to Allie? Why does Holden never go see Jane, he talks about her so much but never goes to see her. How did you come up with all the details of the story and make almost every page have a deep symbolism that refers back to the main theme? I really liked how you did that. there was so much symbolism throughout the book that showed so much about the character.

sincerely,

Caitlyn Gloeckler pd7 mrs leonard

cmgsoccergirl04@aol.com
caitlyn gloeckler


Oct 03, 2013
1:52 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

Hi my name is Sarah I was wondering what happened to Holden after the book ended like I want to know what he did with the rest of his life. Also I want to know what happened to his family and friends. Did Holden ever date some one? Also did Holden ever go on a date with Jane? It was a very interesting book I was surprised at the end.

sarah.anne.schindel@gmail.com
Sarah Schindel


Oct 03, 2013
1:53 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

Hi my name is Sarah I was wondering what happened to Holden after the book ended like I want to know what he did with the rest of his life. Also I want to know what happened to his family and friends. Did Holden ever date some one? Also did Holden ever go on a date with Jane? It was a very interesting book I was surprised at the end.

sarah.anne.schindel@gmail.com
Sarah Schindel


Oct 03, 2013
1:54 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

Hi my name is Sarah I was wondering what happened to Holden after the book ended like I want to know what he did with the rest of his life. Also I want to know what happened to his family and friends. Did Holden ever date some one? Also did Holden ever go on a date with Jane? It was a very interesting book I was surprised at the end.

sarah.anne.schindel@gmail.com
Sarah Schindel


Oct 03, 2013
2:06 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

Do you relate to Holden in a sense that you would want to be the catcher in the rye in your novel? Holden really interests me in how he wants to prevent children from losing their innocence too early. Was there an event in your life that may have caused you to lose your innocence too early, like how Holden did?

danielle.rohrman@gmail.com
Danielle Rohrman


Oct 03, 2013
2:08 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

Do you relate to Holden in a sense that you would want to be the catcher in the rye in your novel? Holden really interests me in how he wants to prevent children from losing their innocence too early. Was there an event in your life that may have caused you to lose your innocence too early, like how Holden did?

danielle.rohrman@gmail.com
danielle Rohrman


Oct 03, 2013
2:27 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

I really enjoyed your novel! Even though it would not be something I would usually read, it was surprisingly relatable and most definitely inspiring. Did you know someone like Holden? Did you develop his character as you wrote, or did you base it off someone close to you?

michelleklim1@gmail.com
Michelle Lim


Oct 03, 2013
3:34 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

Your book is very interesting and is written in a way in which teenagers can easily connect to it due to the fact that they are going through some of the same experiences. Are the events and/or storyline of this book based on real life events or occurrences that happened to you?

hanna111098@gmail.com
Hanna Nalls


Oct 03, 2013
3:35 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

Your book is very interesting and is written in a way in which teenagers can easily connect to it due to the fact that they are going through some of the same experiences. Are the events and/or storyline of this book based on real life events or occurrences that happened to you?

hanna111098@gmail.com
Hanna Nalls


Oct 03, 2013
5:12 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

While reading the book, I had mixed feelings towards Holden. Sometimes I hated him and sometimes I liked him. Was your intention to create a character that the readers would like or dislike? What did you think the readers reaction towards Holden would be?



Lina Hong

Sherwood High School

Leonard Pd 6

linahong214@gmail.com
Lina Hong


Oct 03, 2013
5:17 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

Holden is a very unique character in literature. Was he supposed to be an attractive character to the reader? What kind of reaction did you expect the reader to have towards Holden?



Lina Hong

Leonard pd 6

Sherwood HS

linahong214@gmail.com
Lina Hong


Oct 03, 2013
11:25 AM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

I found your book very interesting because it is written in a way in which teenagers can easily connect to it due to the fact that they are going through some of the same experiences. Are the events and/or storyline of this book based on real life events or occurrences that happened to you?

hanna111098@gmail.com
Hanna Nalls


Oct 02, 2013
9:27 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

I was wondering how you came up with ideas that you put in the book. How did you come up with holdens attitude and all the circumstances that he is in. How did you create all the concepts that are in the book if it was so unusual to write about in the fifties? Also congradulations on writing a book that is still quite relevant 60 years later!



-Sophie Kotzker period 6 Mrs Leonard

smk1998@gmail.com
Sophie Kotzker


Oct 02, 2013
9:43 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



The Catcher in The Rye is a very emotionally deep novel. I know that you, as a person, needed some time to get away and be a recluse for some time. Is Holden and his personal/emotional experiences based off of your life in any way? I want to congratulate you on making a novel that is so connected and symbolic, yet relevant to everyday life.



You made the right choice by not taking out the curse words.



Thank you for the good book,



Steven Witkin, Mrs. Leonard 7th period

witkinsteven@gmail.com
Steven Witkin


Oct 02, 2013
10:21 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,

How were you able to capture the emotions and ordeals that Holden went through?

Did you or someone you know go through something of this sort?

Thanks so much!

Sara C.

Ms. Leonard pd.6

sara_c@verizon.net
Sara SHS warrior


Oct 02, 2013
10:49 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



Did you enjoy writing this? I think creative writing is rather interesting, although school assignments do not portray it to be. Did you have this in mind or just decide it would be fun to start writing and see what comes out?

Rvs20@yahoo.com
Ricky Sciotti


Aug 26, 2013
10:31 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,




Aug 26, 2013
11:31 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



D.J Who?





D.J LINGERAS

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D.J Lingeras


Aug 26, 2013
11:38 PM

Dear J. D Salinger,



Having recently read Catcher in the Rye, I have couple of questions to ask about this remarkable book, but first talk about what I got out of it. The character of Holden Caufield is very relatable, especially to younger readers and the themes of the story made the novel even more interesting.



After finishing the novel, I had points of view that I had never even considered before and I was wondering what inspiration you had to create such a vibrant and memorable character and place him in such a setting. Another question I have is what you believe Holden will became in the future, how his life changed after the events of the book and how you would write about Holden if there were a hypothetical sequel.



Regards,



Griffin


Griffin H.


Aug 26, 2013
11:40 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



You have many metaphors in which you use in the novel. It makes me think more about reality as it easily compared to in real life. As it shows a deeper understanding of the mind of the teenager. It shows that you yourself, are able to generate a meaningful book. You create Holden as a teenager surviving the natural steps towards adulthood. It puts a different spin and ideal on the perspective of a teenager, showing new ideas about the life of a teenager. J.D Salinger is able to effectively give his own perspective on his way of life.


Kenny H


Aug 26, 2013
11:41 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



I read the book about 3 weeks and it has been one of the few books to me that have actually stuck in my memory.



There have been many reasons for this to be one of only a few books. Firstly it had to do with the strange way that the book has been written. The book has been written in a way that i have never seen before. It was really casual but it described the happenings of the story very fluently. I enjoyed the way that Holden would be contradicting himself throughout the novel and i was also saddened to see how Holden would spoil his own respect by acting in a way that was against his own morals.



Another major reason for this was the fact that the book had many symbols and metaphors throughout the plot. These metaphors really brought out the true meaning of the words and helped explain the nature of the characters in the novel. The metaphors, showed what Holden was really thinking.

Overall i believe that the novel has done a terrific job in writing a book that truly brings out the truth in life, and also makes us doubt how we are living today.


Abisheksarathi.A


Aug 26, 2013
11:43 PM

Dear J. D. Salinger,



MArry me plz


Y.D