Over break, I obtained some free time away from holiday family activities to finally read this book. From the first chapter, I was hooked on Holden’s personality. He felt differently about the private prep boarding school than most. He believed that everyone was a phony, and just wanted to live a simple life for himself without a prestigious education.
Holden had been expelled from numerous schools in the past, and had just been expelled from from his most recent school, Pencey, when he decided that he wanted to leave for winter break early. Holden found himself in New York, and within the telling of a few days’ time, one can begin to understand Holden and his seemingly depressed state of mind. This book has definitely changed the way I view belonging to the upper class, and how it does not always lead to happiness in life.
Book rating: 9.5/10