After an earth-shattering diagnosis of leukemia, 15-year-old Daniel Landon sees a reflection of himself in the words of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. Inspired by Holden Caulfield, Daniel begins to question the intentions and authority of those around him in his own search for identity as he faces death. Tired of his cramped surroundings and hippie parents’ alternative approaches to his treatment, he follows the footsteps of Caulfield to New York City in search of the same eternal truths, only to discover the importance of home when death looms. 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.
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About the Author
Catcher, Caught, Sarah Collins Honenberger’s third novel, was inspired by her desire to reconnect today’s teenagers with the voice of J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield. She does this through a narrative based on the true life story of a teenage boy suffering from leukemia whose parents refuse to allow him to receive traditional treatment. After penning Catcher, Caught, Honenberger fought her own personal battle with an aggressive cancer. Now in remission, she continues to write about families in crisis from her Virginia river house.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.