the reader in a quiet corner

hi, i'm ceecee. my reading interests can be described as eclectic.

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The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger This book was highly recommended to me by my friend. I really like her and she's as weird as I am and I love her book recs. Also, a lot of people, including my GR friends love this book. And then you look at me and ... Uh-oh.

I guess this book was just meh for me because I didn't like Holden. He complained and criticized a lot, but didn't actually do anything. I like flawed characters, but there should at least be a redeeming quality. I didn't see it. Yes, I really liked his Catcher-in-the-Rye speech, but that's it. After that the book ends just the same way as it began. As one other reviewer pointed out, "it didn't have a beginning, middle or end". It's like it was just one long diatribe of a whiny kid. *Queue *

Maybe I missed something? But until I found out what that is, this book remains meh, a book everyone loved but I didn't.