Genre : Young Adult
Holden Caulfield is a seventeen- year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through the challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the ‘phony’ aspects of society, and the ‘phonies’ themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.
Oh , what a waste of time.
Let me make myself clear , I’m a teen and I went into this book with perfect expectations of trying to identify with Holden. How could I not expect that when all other teens are raving about how they saw themselves in Holden ? But here’s what in found : Holden was a dumb guy pretending to understand how the society works . In fact , everyone that he meets turns out to be ‘ phony ‘. Oh my dear child , but did anyone ever tell you just how superficial and phony you yourself are ?
Holden is arguably the worst character ever created . If Holden is an example of a typical teen , I might as well consider myself well and truly aged and withering. He is disgusting for the way he is self centered and can’t really grow up . Imagine meeting a person who can only whine for days and nothing else and try identifying with them . If you can’t do that , I can’t imagine why anyone would connect with Holden in anyway .
Let’s also not forget the story that was as awful as the protagonist . Well the plot is…Oh wait ! Omg I lost the plot ! Or was it even there ? Seriously , though, what is the plot ? . All that really happened in the book is Holden swearing , drinking , dancing , and the cycle repeats . I bought a book to read about someone drinking and dancing ?? Honestly ??!
I don’t know how this book made to one of the 100 best books of 20th century , but I declare this the most overrated book that could ever exist . I don’t wish this book upon anyone
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I think I should be adding this to the Why The Book People Hate Me . Any one who loves this book in here ?