From an article in the New York Times…
“The Catcher in the Rye,” published in 1951, is still a staple of the high school curriculum, beloved by many teachers who read and reread it in their own youth. The trouble is today’s teenagers. Teachers say young readers just don’t like Holden as much as they used to. What once seemed like courageous truth-telling now strikes many of them as “weird,” “whiny” and “immature.”
So my question for you readers is this: did anyone actually LIKE this book? Or feel like Holden was a “courageous truth teller?”
I really didn’t like this book, but I’ve always thought that maybe I just didn’t “get it” because it’s a dude book? Can anyone say anything nice about it?