I'm starting this thread because I've just finished reading the Catcher in the Rye, and it makes me feel so depressed and all when I look into the book more.
Basically, the book kind of revolves around this guy, Holden Caufield, wondering around New York for a weekend and having no idea what he's doing with his life. He has mixed feelings about growing up and all, and he tries to act all mature but he has these childish feelings and emotions holding him back in a way. He wants kind of to stop his sister Phoebe, he has this younger sister Phoebe, from growing up and he sees the adult world as 'phony' and corrupt.
By the end of the book, he realises that he needs to let these feelings go and all and you shouldn't try to stop kids from growing up and all. Man, this book makes me feel so depressed and all when I read it.
I mean, I know this goddamn thing was written in something like 1776 and they had no idea about AB/DL or anything back then, but man, the damn thing just makes me so depressed and all.
I feel really bad for having my childish feelings and traits and the book makes you think that you need to let them go and it's bad to hold onto your childhood and protect your inneocence.
I don't know, maybe I'm just being stupid (like usual lol) but I feel so bad about wanting to remain inneocent (I really don't like sex etc.) and I feel like I'm just pointlessly holding onto something it would be better to let go of. I have no real doubts about my AB/DL identity and I don't want to stop, but man, this book makes me feel so bad about it.