The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall off, they fall off, but it's bad if you say anything to them.
i truly believe this is a great novel; i could sympathize with holden, as i, like him, seem to always prefer being on my own and feel like i belong nowhere. i must confess that i appreciated this book more when i read the analysis, the meaning behind the recurring motifs and the symbolisms of this work. all in all this is a brilliant literary work, which deserves to be called a classic