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Enjoyed The Catcher in the Rye? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Catcher in the Rye. Here are 10 books that you may like if you liked The Catcher in the Rye.

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain - 2002-12-31 (first published in 1884)
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Experience the timeless adventure of a young boy and a runaway slave as they navigate the Mississippi River, encountering con artists and slave traders along the way. This classic tale by Mark Twain explores themes of friendship and societal injustice that still resonate today. A must-read for all ages, this edition is sure to become a beloved addition to any library.
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The Outsiders
S. E. Hinton - 1997-09-01 (first published in 1967)
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A group of loyal friends navigates life's challenges together, relying on each other for support and protection from those who seek to harm them. But when tragedy strikes, their world is rocked, and they must come together to face the harsh realities of their circumstances.
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Lord of the Flies
William Golding - 1999-10-01 (first published in 1954)
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A group of schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island with no adult supervision in the midst of a world war. Excited by their newfound freedom, they attempt to create their own society but fail in the face of terror, sin, and evil. As order collapses and fear reigns, the hope of adventure and rescue becomes more distant. Labeled a parable and allegory of the darkness in man's heart, this unforgettable novel can be enjoyed by all.
Recommended by
Harry Khachatrian
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A Separate Peace
John Knowles - 2003-09-30 (first published in 1959)
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Explore the dark side of adolescence during World War II in this American classic that has been a bestseller for over thirty years. Set at a boys' boarding school, the harrowing and luminous parable delves into the lives of Gene, a lonely intellectual, and Phineas, a handsome and daring athlete, and the events that forever change their friendship and the innocence of their world. A Separate Peace is a timeless and undisputed classic.
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Black Swan Green
David Mitchell - 2007-02-27 (first published in 2006)
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This coming-of-age novel by David Mitchell takes place in 1982 England and follows thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor as he navigates the challenges of adolescence. Each chapter reads like a short story, exploring themes of love, loss, war, politics, and family dynamics. Mitchell creates a rich world full of memorable characters and poignant moments, making Black Swan Green a must-read for anyone who wants to relive the ups and downs of growing up.
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Gretchen Rubin
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Franny and Zooey
J. D. Salinger - 2001-01-30 (first published in 1957)
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This gripping narrative series explores the complexities of twentieth-century New York through the eyes of the Glass family, a group of settlers with deep roots in the city. FRANNY and ZOOEY are powerful, early tales that delve into the family's intricate dynamics and experiences. With a gripping plot and masterful writing, this long-term project promises to captivate readers with its nuanced characters and profound themes.
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Emma Stone
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee - 2006-05-23 (first published in 1960)
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This classic American novel tells the story of a young girl growing up in a sleepy Southern town and the moral crisis that shakes her community to its core. With universal themes of innocence and experience, love and hate, and kindness and cruelty, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book has sold over 18 million copies and been translated into forty languages. Harper Lee's simple love story is now regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.
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A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
Kurt Vonnegut - 1999-01-12 (first published in 1969)
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This satirical novel explores World War II experiences and journeys through time of a chaplain's assistant, highlighting the firebombing of Dresden in a semi-autobiographical story. It is a highly influential and popular work from the author.
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(Penguin Orange Collection)
Ken Kesey - 1963-02-01 (first published in 1962)
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This collectible edition from the Penguin Orange Collection offers a modern take on a counterculture classic. Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a boisterous and ultimately shattering novel of the 1960s, detailing life in a mental ward and its unforgettable inhabitants. The book inspired the widely acclaimed 1975 movie adaptation, making it a must-read for any fan of iconic American literature.
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Harry Khachatrian
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald