How this changed my life — 5 years ago
In 10th grade, one of my older friends told me how he was reading the novel in English class and how I would love it. The following morning, a copy of the novel was sitting on my desk in home room (someone had forgotten it there the previous afternoon). Thinking of it as a sign, I totally jacked it — then couldn’t put it down. Any reader would have to agree that it feels as if you know Holden personally, regardless of whether you absolutely adore him, or want to slap him across the face. It teaches you about other individuals, ones that may or may not have different beliefs, problems, or opinions than you. It really is an inspiring book, my all time favorite. One that should be pulled off the shelf every once in a while. Amazing novel, one of the best.