A 1997 Joseph “Joey” Gordon-Levitt appearing on Celebrity Jeopardy is the most excited anyone’s ever been about teen apathy in “Catcher in the Rye.”
The Catcher in the Rye Tag
Only bad things happen when kids read books. Their young fragile eggshell minds, previously free of erotic stimuli and ideas about independence, become crowded with impure thoughts that lead to questionable decisions. Thank you, Monroe Township Schools.
Novels of earlier generations caused a stir, interested the minds of teenagers, and affected their beliefs. These days, novels cause gossip columns and new Halloween costumes. There is no emotional attachment; we don’t believe in the movement.