|"Sometimes I act a lot older than|
I really am. But people never notice it.
People never notice
Author: J.D. Salinger
First Published: 1951
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Classic, Coming-of-age
Available As: Hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook
My Rating: 8/10
Holden Caulfield, the depressed teenager who doesn't ever want to grow up. The Catcher In The Rye is a coming of age novel, and focuses on Holden's life, and how his actions affect the people around him and himself.
Holden really reminds me of Peter Pan, in some ways. Holden's afraid to grow up; he doesn't want anything to change. He'd prefer if everything stayed the same. He also hates all people, and would rather stay away from them. He calls everyone else 'phonies', when he is one.
So, what do I think of Holden? He's a very complex character, and only some can really relate to him. Well, I guess we all can relate to him, if we tried. He doesn't want to grow up. That's something we all feel, every once in a while.