Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger

Farm boy Sam never wanted to do anything more in life than play baseball but his father, a famous baseball catcher on the local farm team years before, had different dream for his child. A dream of farming rye!

But news of Sam's amazing skills behind the plate doesn't stay in farm town for long. A scout for the Chicago Cubs has his eye on Sam and wants to show him what his talent can mean to the world. Will Sam choose to follow his dream or end up farming rye with his old man to save the family farm from creditors and bank foreclosers.

This book is a powerful representation of how life is like on a rye farm. I've never been on a rye farm nor do I know if there is truly such a thing but that's the power of books!

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