Student Choice Journal
Journal C: "Comin' thro' the Rye"
Complete this journal during or after your reading of the novel.


The title of the book is based on Holden’s remembering of a poem/song, “Comin’ thro’ the Rye.” You can find the words for it here:

Holden’s description of what this song means to him is vitally important to this book because of how much it ties into our understanding of Holden and the theme of “loss of innocence.” Discuss, in ¾ page or more, what this song and Holden’s interpretation of it means. In other words, what does this tell us about Holden, about the way he deals with other characters, about what this book is really about, etc.