Catcher, Caughtby Sarah Collins Honenberger
A few months after doctors tell him he has only a year to live, a precocious fifteen-year-old from a small town in Virginia has an intense reaction to The Catcher in the Rye. Deriving inspiration from J. D. Salinger’s narrative, Daniel Landon begins to question the intentions and authority of those around him in his own search for identity in the face of… See more details below
A few months after doctors tell him he has only a year to live, a precocious fifteen-year-old from a small town in Virginia has an intense reaction to The Catcher in the Rye. Deriving inspiration from J. D. Salinger’s narrative, Daniel Landon begins to question the intentions and authority of those around him in his own search for identity in the face of death. Tired of his cramped surroundings and parents’ alternative approaches to his treatment, he follows the footsteps of Holden Caulfield to New York City in search of the same eternal truths, only to discover the importance of home. A coming-of-age story, a love story, and a new classic, Catcher, Caught will engage the imagination of more than one generation searching for lasting values.
“Honenberger skillfully crafts her coming-of-age-at-the-end-of-life tale, balancing the pull between typical teen issues and major life decisions with subtlety and compassion.” Booklist
“Brave, compassionate, patient, and funny…This novel will stick in my memory for a long, long time.” George Singleton, author of The Half-Mammals of Dixie
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See, this book is a perfect illustration of everything that is wrong with the publishing industry. It boggles the mind that a book that is as wonderful as this one is has not received the recognition it deserves. I can't say enough good things about it. The writing is top notch, with the fluidity that is telling of a talented writer. The main character, Daniel, is someone who stays with you long after the last page, you worry right alongside his parents for his health to return. His voice is so fresh, so young and yet surprisingly wise. There is always a danger when writing a book about someone with a terminal disease, that it can get melodramatic, but the author never fell into that pitfall, always managing to maintain the breezy tone going. The storyline is tightly crafted with no un-tucked threads to leave you wondering. All the characters are lifelike and people you can sympathize with even if you don't agree with everything they do. This is a book I long for everyone to buy and read. It was a revelation and I am very glad I was lucky enough to get a chance to read it.