After all that’s been said about Holden, I would like to make another theory about him. Maybe he was just a spoiled brat. Maybe he was not held to a high enough standard. Maybe his parents were a lot of surface parenting, but when it came down to it, they sucked as parents. I look at Holden and I see a kid with a horrible attitude towards life and people. He spends so much time talking about phonies, yet I think he was the biggest phonie in the book. I think old Phoebe was the only one that he was completely true with, and even then he tried to hide some things from her. I really think that he caused most of his problems by his bad attitude. He had several teachers willing to help him, he had friends that liked him, and he had girls that were interested in him, and yet he still seemed to alienate himself a lot, if only in his head. There has been a lot said this week about this book, and I think some of the comments from yesterdays blog could be restated here, but that would waste everyone’s time, and come on, its Friday.
Having said all this I can now say it was a great book. I hated it, but I feel that old JD succeeded as an author. He envoked some kind of emotion. In me and in pretty much everyone who hass posted or commmented.