Chapter 5 and 6

The steak in the dining hall for Holden was very acrid in taste was not appealing to him. After the steak he went back to his room and had to listen to a story from Ackley that was so silly it was indelible for him to forget. There was also a callous feeling about when Allie died of leukemia. Holden then was very indulgent about Stadlater and his date with Jane. Stadlater was then in compulsion about the idea that he punched and hurt Holden.

Catcher in the Rye Reading Log
Spencer Graham

Chapters 1 & 2

Quote Chapter 1&2 Holden

"I flunked you in history because you knew absolutely nothing."(Salinger 10)

Chapter 3&4

"I put on this hat that I’d bought in New York that morning. It was this red hunting hat, with one of those very, very long peaks. I saw it in the window of this sports store when we got out of the subway, just after I noticed I'd lost all the goddam foils. It only cost me a buck. The way I wore it, I swung the old peak way around to the back—very corny, I'll admit, but I liked it that way. I looked good in it that way." (Salinger 21)

He wants to feel independent and like he can do things on his own, he wants to be his own independent person. By buying the hat it makes him stick out and he says it looks good on him, making him feel confident.

Chapters 7-13


What do you believe are some of the affects of Holden getting removed from Pency Prep, what difficulties will it put on him and his family?


What are some of the reasons that Holden packed all his bags, took his red hat, and headed off back to New York?


Whom does Holden try and call to make a date with? And why?


Why is Holden going to this night club and trying to appear old to hookup with women and drink?


Why does Holdenchave such strong feelings for Jane? And why do you think their relationship has been so limited lately?


Why was Holden forced to leave the second night club he went too?


What type of a man does Holden believe women want? And what or the reason he believes he isn't one of these men?

Chapter 14-17

Chapter 14

What happened immediately after Holden went to bed, who entered his room and demanded what?

Chapter 15

What did Holden say about his mother? Why is it strange that Holden took all this time to describe his mother?

Chapter 16

Who is Phoebe and why does Holden seem to be so attached to her? What are his thoughts of her ?

Chapter 17

What does it say about Holden that he is jealous of the piano players because of their talent? It seems to state something deep about his character.

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