Book reviews

10 Things I hate About The Catcher In The Rye

I recently re-read this renowned classic and I didn’t like it the first time and my opinions have not changed since and here’s why

  1. Holden is annoying,
  2. He’s judgmental, I mean he just goes around making assumptions about everyone and everything and thinks of himself as a saint.
  3. He’s unreliable- the whole novel he keeps saying “If you wanna know the truth” but are you really telling us the truth Holden really?
  4. He’s unrelatable. The thought that people can empathize and understand this guy just, is beyond me.
  5. There is no plot to the book. Countless times I have asked myself “where is this going again?” oh that’s right nowhere, it’s just a boy who gets kicked out of school and mopes around in New York. Seriously.
  6. ┬áIt’s difficult to interpret– I see myself as quite adequate when it comes to deciphering metaphors and the message of the book and whatnot, but this book just, it’s so obvious but not obvious in the message it’s trying to get across about the whole “growing up” thing I don’t know.
  7. People think all teenagers are like Holden, this book has become such a huge symbol of youth culture that many people I’ve come across are under the impression that all teenagers are like Holden. Which is NOT TRUE. I’m a teenager and I am not like that boy
  8. The book is too mundane. I mean the author just describes Holden catching the train, or Holden in his hotel room throughout the whole novel and as a result
  9. It’s too boring
  10. I had to read it for school. I mean if that isn’t reason enough to hate it I don’t know what is

Those are my reasons. Remember these are my opinions, if you did like the book try and convince me in the comments!

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Infinite Impulses | Toxic

Infinite Impulses is an original feature on Infinity Reads where I post spur of the moment impulsive posts about anything and everything. Enjoy!

In an age where taking pictures of our food has become more important than eating itself I find myself feeling quite out of place

I’ve always felt like I belong in a long-before time where people would go horse-riding or just be simply more connected with nature or where chivalry was still alive. Where writing love letters to express your feelings was the way to do it instead of asking someone in a bar to hook up with you over drinks or something

I feel like there is so much negativity that comes with this realm of ‘the internet’. It’s so easy for people to be someone else, to be mean or inconsiderate, it’s so easy to ignore the fact that just because you don’t see the tears it doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

And I really try not to concentrate on the negativity but there are times when it’s all you can focus on and it’s toxic and it fills you up with this disgusting feeling about the people that inhabit this planet with you.

When I do go into these moods though it’s a good idea to write a list of all the good things like the cute internet friends you make!

Wow I’m glad I got that off my chest, back to good ol’ book reviews then!

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Rant: This is so NOT fair

Happy Monday everyone,

Today I’m going to be venting about fair pay. Right I’m a teenager and I work a minimum wage job aka fast food.

Back when I first got the job my maths tutor (yes I need tutoring judge me) made a statement and it went something like this:

Why should anyone get paid less for doing the same job just because of their age?

I didn’t think much of it at the time but as time has passed and all the glories of a new job are wearing into routinely torture I find myself thinking upon this statement more and more.

Why should I or any other teenager get paid less than an adult for making burgers or mopping the floor. I mean we’re literally doing the exact same thing and you’re telling me they get paid more just because they happen to be born 1000 days before me?

I think myself as a rather hardworking person. As in if I’m getting paid for something I’m gonna do my best but everyone’s not like that and just because they have the advantage of age they get to not take the weight and get the good end of the deal.

Fairness.

Some people might think that adults have to pay more bills so they need that much more money but where I live you can move out at sixteen and then you have just as much responsibility as an adult but guess what? you get paid less cuz you’re younger.

I understand that some people don’t even have a job and I shouldn’t be complaining but there’s just days when you work so hard and it’s all so unfair….

I’m gonna leave you with my very honest opinion. Feel free to express yours in the comments

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