Anyone else think that this book should be replaced in most modern curriculums? I had a discussion about this the other day with some friends and wanted to see other's opionions. About 5 years ago when I read it in class, my 55 year old woman teacher kept telling me how relatable it was to a teenage boy. Everyone in the class hated it and no one found Holden in anyway redeeming as a character.
It seems to me that the only people truly affected by the book are from the baby boom generation and then it drops off after that.
Has anyone who recently read this book felt like it was in anyway applicable to their life?