Where Author and MC Meet: Part 2

Here. This’ll change your life.”

Catcher in the Rye? Really? That’s my favorite book.”

So in the career department, Lily and I are basically one in the same, but what else do we have in common?

We share the same favorite book, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

I sort of hate that this is my favorite because it’s pretty cliche, right? But it’s true. I first read it in high school, not for class but as a recommendation from a friend. There was something so real about the narration. I don’t really know how to explain it, nor can I remember what it was like reading it for the first time. Back then, I’d never read a first person POV with such a captivating voice.

I’ve read it several times since then, and as Tyler says, “I always find something new in it.” The last time I read it, I read the entire thing aloud. Looking back on it, I should’ve just searched for the audiobook. What a genius. Next time. But I think hearing a book and not just seeing the words on the page gives you a whole new experience.

Lily and I both collect copies. I don’t have as many as she does though. Here’s my very small collection, if I can get away with calling it that.


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