Catcher, Caught

  • Title: Catcher, Caught
  • Author: Sarah Honenberger
  • ISBN: 9781935597100
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Catcher Caught A few months after doctors tell him he has only a year to live a precocious year old from a small town in Virginia has an intense reaction to The Catcher in the Rye Deriving inspiration from Salin
    A few months after doctors tell him he has only a year to live, a precocious 15 year old from a small town in Virginia has an intense reaction to The Catcher in the Rye Deriving inspiration from Salinger s narrative, Daniel Landon 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 surrA few months after doctors tell him he has only a year to live, a precocious 15 year old from a small town in Virginia has an intense reaction to The Catcher in the Rye Deriving inspiration from Salinger s narrative, Daniel Landon 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 Holden 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 than one generation, searching for lasting values.

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    About Sarah Honenberger


    1. I like to say I write about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances Pen Faulkner chose my third novel, CATCHER, CAUGHT, for its Writers in Schools program It was a semi finalist in the 2009 Breakthrough Novel Contest My other novels include WALTZING COWBOYS, a 2009 nominee for the Library of Virginia Fiction Award, and WHITE LIES A TALE OF BABIES, VACCINES, and DECEPTION, the story of one mother s quest for the truth about the childhood vaccine that injured her son, and MINDING HENRY LEWIS, another river story about the unlikely alliance between the sister of a boy who drowns and her white neighbor recovering from cancer Other prize winning fiction has appeared in Antietam Review, New Millenium, SouthLit, Pedestal, the HooK, and other literary journals I speak and teach creative writing at seminars and conferences to students of all ages Oprah used my essay, Gathering Rosebuds A Working Woman s Manifesto, in one of her book club segments.


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    1. Sixteen year-old narrator Daniel Landon has leukemia, and may only have a year to live—even if he does have the chemotherapy treatment his doctors suggest. But his hippie parents decide to give him alternative herbal treatment instead, and pull him out of school (too many germs being around other kids). Shouldn't he have a say in his own life, and what treatment he receives? Isn't it important, too, to be around his school friends and have a social life as his life winds down? Will his parents [...]

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    2. 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 s [...]

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    3. In her third novel, Sarah Collins Honenberger pays homage to the classic Salinger novel, Catcher in the Rye. Catcher, Caught is her way of hoping to reconnect this generation with the story of Holden Caulfield and his coming of age journey. To accomplish this, she employs the narrative of Daniel Landon, a young man who has been diagnosed with leukemia and in his effort to deal with his illness uses Holden's journey as a guide book of sorts.The story, told in Daniel's voice is fresh and incredibl [...]

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    4. There may be spoilers, but perhaps not more than the back of the book itself + your own intellectEarlier this year, I had read a string of books that I didn't like much before picking up this one. I was almost afraid to hope that it would break my string of bad luck/choices/pickiness. Whew. String broken. I really enjoyed this book. I had a trusty copy of Catcher in the Rye sitting next to me as I read it, wondering if I should be reading them in tandem, or rereading Salinger before beginning Ho [...]

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    5. Allows for good discussion of how much say teens should have of their own medical treatment. Often Daniel would bristle at being left out of the loop or maybe he was just so disgusted by not being consulted that he would stalk off and avoid the discussion. But then he would go along with his parent's decisions without question. I guess he's showing his teen-ness - being caught between wanting to be treated as an adult but also being afraid and wanting his parents to know what is best and that th [...]

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    6. Daniel Solstice Landon is a 15 year old diagnosed with luekemia who is trying to grow up quickly before the disease incapacitates him. At school he has identified with the character Holden Caulfield from Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye' and wishes to chuck his ordinary life in rural Virginia and head to the boundless possibilities of New York City.Daniel lives in a Houseboat on the Rappahannock with his former hippie parents and his little brother. He is well enough at the beginning of the story [...]

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    7. I love this book. So much so that I wrote an article about it. One of the best books I've read this year. "Catcher Caught" is about Daniel a boy diagnosed with cancer and his parents who refuse to give him traditional medical intervention that may save or prolong his life. We've all seen the news reports. They're "those parents" the ones who run to Mexico for experimental treatment instead of going for chemo. The ones who force social services and the courts to get involved. You've judged them. [...]

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    8. Don’t let the “young adult” label fool you. This is an extremely entertaining and gripping book for adult readers, too. The protagonist, Daniel, admires J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, but is dealing with issues Holden never had to face, including his own mortality, his parents strained finances, and some life-and-death decisions that are out of his control. The voice here is a lot like Holden Caulfield’s, but much less cynical. Daniel is trusting and rather innocent, and likeable in [...]

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    9. Picture a 15-year-old with cancer, given a year to live and trying to lead a normal life – or rather, trying to lead a life worthy of his hero, Holden Caulfield. That’s Daniel Landon, the Holden-esque narrator of Catcher, Caught. Set in the post-Y2K, pre-9/11 period, the novel paints a vivid picture of Daniel’s life, his family and friends, from his unique point of view as a teenager who sees his foreshortened future more clearly than those around him and struggles with courage and intelli [...]

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    10. daniel landon has leukemia in this young adult novel. his hippie parent eschew regular doctors in favor of some strange alternative herbalist. danial is quite taken with holden caulfield (catcher in the rye) and identifies with him. daniel finds love, experiments with drugs and has a teen age boy summer experience albeit a strange one. living on a houseboat i could not help but think of all of the health hazards associated with his living conditions and his illness. did not ring totally true for [...]

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    11. Good text to accompany Catcher in the Rye for adolescents. Excellent exploration of issues such as the law in terms of choice to accept or deny cancer treatment - bit Jodi Picoult. Characterisation of narrator and changes are sound. Appropriation of Catcher in the Rye is relevant and gives the novel intertextual resonance. I enjoyed it.

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    12. I liked the characters of Daniel and his older brother joe, but really struggled with the Hippy parents making crazy decissions based on some imagined spiritual beliefs. Fine if you want to do that with your life, but maybe not use your child as a guinea pig.

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    13. What a good book! I thought that if there was a way to portray the internal dialogue of the main character, that this would make an excellent movie! This book was so real and sad, and tormenting. It really shows how hard some choices in life are, and how there is never just a simple answer.

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    14. This book slew me.

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    15. not finished with it, but its pretty interesting. Its one of those books, as a teen, that you don't want to put down. Even if you disagree with the idolization of Holden Caulfield.

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    16. Truly unique story written in a 15 year old boys voice, purposely done a la Holden Caufield style. For anyone who loved Cather in the Rye and/or identifies with Holdenis is a must read.

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    17. Sarah Collins Honenberger will be reading from this novel at Fall for the Book in September. I won a free copy.

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    18. Zzzzzz. Not my style at all.

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    19. Check my blog beginning of January for review as this is an ARC.

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    20. I had mixed feelings going into this book and started reading it on a whim. Catcher in the Rye is one of my favorite books of all time, so I worried that this book wouldn't live up to the same expectations. I was curious about the quality of the storyline and characters in this book and hoping that it wouldn't rely too heavily on Holden's story. I didn't want an exact copycat of Holden's voice, or some type of diehard wannabe Holden Caulfield that just felt cheap and shallow (although the few hi [...]

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    21. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, although I may have enjoyed it more had I brushed up on my Catcher in the Rye before I read it. I enjoyed the different writing style - including incomplete sentences, imperfect grammar, etc. I wouldn't have minded a more conclusive ending though.

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    22. Der 15-jährige Daniel, als mittlerer von drei Brüdern ein "Sandwichkind", ist an Leukämie erkrankt. Seine Chancen die Krankheit zu überleben könnten gut sein, hätte er nicht eine radikalökologisch denkende Mutter, die eine Chemotherapie entschieden ablehnt. Ohne Chemotherapie wird Daniel nicht länger als ein Jahr zu leben haben. Zu Beginn der Handlung ist die Familie mit zwei Söhnen auf ein Hausboot gezogen, der ältere Sohn studiert schon. Die unkonventionelle Lebensweise wird damit er [...]

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    23. I read this book at the suggestion of my aunt, who lives in Tappahannock, VA - the setting of the book. I have had family in the area all my life and many of the locations in this book were familiar to me.The author states that "when I heard that today’s teenagers weren’t connecting with Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye, I thought that was a tragic loss. Holden’s story, his sadness, was a crucial part of my youth, seeing how quickly someone could feel lost and disconnected. I h [...]

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    24. This one was disappointing, although I realize in retrospect that my expectations may have been a bit too high. Catcher, Caught seemed to have all the right ingredients to do the original much justice. Daniel Solstice Landon is an intelligent teenager living on a house boat with his family in a small town who feels a connection to Holden Caulfield, has a trouble-making best friend, is falling in love for the first time and just so happens to have a leukemia. His parents don't believe in medicin [...]

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    25. "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 tr [...]

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    26. Ein außerordentlich berührendes Buch über einen US-amerikanischen Teenager, der, an Leukämie erkrankt, seine Gedanken, Gefühle und Erlebnisse, seine kleinen Erfolge und seine tragischen Rückschläge in einer überaus bildhaften und niemals sentimentalen Sprache erzählt. Was mich ein bisschen wütend gemacht hat, sind die Auswirkungen des amerikanischen Gesundheitssystems, das Eltern sich verschulden lässt, wenn ihr Kind an einer schlimmen Krankheit leidet. Der Staat zerrt sie wegen Verna [...]

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    27. I really liked this book, but I found it really frustrating as well. I really liked Daniel and his brothers and I thought that Meredith was an amazing character. I see the need for Daniel's best friend Mack, but not Mack's descent into drugs. Daniel's parents are self-centered jerk-offs who, instead of getting their son chemotherapy that might save him, investigate and pursue new-age, "crunchy" alternatives. They are educated adults that can't even hide behind misguided religious beliefs. Althou [...]

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    28. I liked the voice of the narrator for the most part, though it did at times try my patience what with all the mentioning of The Disease. I like my first person narrators a bit les morose, but I guess thats what you get when you combine Holden with Leukemia.As for the plot: I didn't quite figure out what the book was trying to accomplish. The story about the alternative treatment took a backseat during most of the story while the love interest was in the drivers seat, which I guess makes sense fo [...]

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    29. It has been way too long since I read Catcher so I feel like I'm going to have to read it again to really get a better feel of how this book relates to that book. That aside, as someone who has some knowledge of abuse and neglect and the court system, I thought the author could have stood to do a little more research in it. After all, in child abuse and neglect cases there are more than 2 parties involved in the court. There's a lawyer for social services, a lawyer for the child involved, the so [...]

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    30. Once I read (and then reviewed)a Jodi Piccoult book that I had found in my house. My cheif complaints were that it was maudlin and melodramatic, and the characters were inauthentic. This book is the same. Ridiculously melodramatic but without any real action, some good, reliable deus ex machina in the form of a friendly local senator who swoops in to save the day, teenage main characters that speak like 57 year old women-"I can't make love to you, making love should be special.c etc" is the repe [...]

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