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I chose to read the book “Catcher in the Rye”. Catcher in the Rye is about 16-year-old Holden Caulfield’s expulsion from school and journey back home to New York. This novel was about Holden’s “coming of age” and anxiety about becoming an adult. The author’s writing style was very unpredictable. In one part of the book, Holden states “I thought it was ‘If a body catch a body,’ I said. “Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be. I know it’s crazy.”” When Holden states that he wants to be the “Catcher in the Rye”, he means that he wants to protect people from change. Holden is afraid of change in his life because he wants to have fun. Holden thinks that becoming an adult will inevitably be the end of his fun or enjoyment in life and that there is no way to enjoy life as an adult.The sentence structure of the writing is fairly simple and not written in the style of an adult. This style is important because it helps establish Holden’s personality in the novel. The book also displayed misplacement of commas, as well as sudden pauses and breaks. These things were intentionally put into the book to more accurately portray the tones and feelings in the novel so the reader can better feel what is happening. The choice of words in this passage show the inner workings of Holden Caulfield’s mind and demonstrates his character and tone. Many examples can be found within the novel to reveal the author’s signature style. The book was extremely suspenseful and intriguing. The author’s purpose in Catcher in the Rye was to relate to teens and allow them to find a way to connect and figure out how to live while experiencing the same everyday anxiety and stress as the main character, Holden. Even though this book was written in a different period of time, teens can still relate with Holden in some of the same ways. I think that the passage I chose does a good job of achieving the author’s purpose because it discusses why Holden feels the way he does, and what he is doing to help others not experience the same problems.