10. I visualized what your face would look like when you read this list.
9. I visualized what it would feel like to smash a false wall with a small stone.
8. I visualized what it would feel like to become the President of the United States and crawl on my hands and knees through every room in…
"You know what makes me happy?
The things that make you sad "
The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger (Jan 1, 1919 - Jan 27, 2010)
Happy birthday, Mr. Salinger! For more unique teen characters fighting the phoniness of the adult world, try these…
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer for a real-life Holden who went in search of adventure and a meaningful life, and the decisions that led to his death
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis for a teen struggling not to lose himself in the nihilism, excess, and emptiness of 1980s Los Angeles
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes for two witty female characters at odds with vapid ’90s culture, who drift apart as they transition into adulthood
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre for a hapless teen swept up in a Texas school massacre - a satirical, blackly comic critique of modern America
"He read a lot. Used a lot of big words. I think maybe part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking. Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often. "