Catcher in the Rye: Must-Haves for Salinger/Literature Buffs

Catcher in the Rye

Holden Caulfield is the main character in J.D. Salinger’s classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye, and he just so happens to be one of my favorite literary characters of all time. While we’re on the topic, I think he ties for first place on my list, with Charlie, the main character from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I love both novels, but today, we’re celebrating The Catcher in the Rye, Holden and Salinger just because. You might be surprised at how cool these items are!

To say that I’m in love with this bangle bracelet pictured above would be an understatement. It’s only $19, it’s handmade, and here’s the best part: it’s hand decoupaged using real book pages! How cool is that?! I’m practically swooning over this.

Catcher in the Rye

This is more than just one of the book cover designs of The Catcher in the Rye. It’s actually a poster! Maybe this makes me a nerd, but I’d love to have that hanging in my bedroom. Get it from AllPosters.com. If only it had one of my favorite Catcher quotes on it: “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” It’s the novel’s last line — love it.

Catcher in the Rye

Speaking of quotes from The Catcher in the Rye, this one-of-a-kind handmade greeting card reads, “If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late? Nobody.” If you need to send me a card for any reason, send me this one. I’d probably even hang it on my wall, next to the poster.

Catcher in the Rye

Now this is just simply cool: you might notice that this version of The Catcher in the Rye isn’t much bigger than a penny! That’s because it’s a miniature replica of the book made for a dollhouse. My future daughter needs to have this. Just sayin’.

If you haven’t read the book (and you really, really should), or you are looking to read it again (you still really should), pick it up on Amazon.

- Marisa DeSisto

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