Poor Holden. He's completely disillusioned with the world and spiraling into depression. I can sympathize with him even if I don't necessarily agree with his views. Salinger gets inside his head very convincingly and really manages to capture the voice of a cynical teenager. But, I didn't like this book. There were some funny parts and some cute parts (like Holden with his younger sister) but overall it's not very enjoyable to read. Maybe because of the way Holden is (he sees everything through a negative lens and obsesses over how awful and phony everything is), his narration drags on and on and he often repeats himself, making this a rather tedious book.