Catcher in the Rye is a good book to read. It is very enjoyable to read. The characters are well written and you feel like you know the main character very well. Catcher in the Rye is set in 1950s New York city and Pennsylvania. The main character is Holden Caulfield. He is a 17 year old boy who is a student. He shares with the reader his view on the world and people. It was overall very enjoyable to read. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a quick read that looks at psychology of the time period.