I just finished reading the book today. And I don't know if it was the high expectation I had going in, or it's just because what it is, but I found the book to be.... meh.
Do you remember that episode of South Park where the kids got soooo excited to read the book because it is oh so very controversial, and it's banned from schools and public libraries? And how fuckin mad they were after they read it?
They were like "what the fuck? What the fuckin fuck is offensive about the book?" I can totally relate to that now.
I dunno, maybe I am a bit dense about literature, but through out the book I was like "quit whining you bitch!" And "Seriously Holden, you spoiled little rich kid, no one is out to get you. If your 10 years old sister is the only person in the world you can tolerate, you are the problem, not everyone else."
Or maybe because I was a pretty laid back teen. I never really went through all those teenage angst, rebel without a cause phase. I was chill. I still don't feel I belong anywhere, but you know, I learn to just sit back and chill. I always love the company of my self. So maybe that's why I don't get why Holden is so angry at everyone all the time. I just don't get it.