October 10, 2006

Catcher Cult Update

Tony from Minneapolis myspaces:

Umm... okay so I'm a 15 year old boy that is a sophmore in high school, and in english we were reading catcher in the rye. (remind you of something you wrote?) So there is this one kid in my class that refuses to do any homework or read or get off his lazy ass for anything, and our english teacher loves him. She finds him a troubled young boy, and deserves sympathy, like a Holden-y character.

So anyway, back to Catcher, so we had a quiz on the book, and one question said (and I kid you not) "why did Stradlater punch Holden?". So by this time, I already read King Dork all the way through, so I obviously wrote down the same answer that Tom wrote down for his quiz. And you know what?!? My english teacher just circled "Jane Gallager" and gave me all the credit! I'm seriously thinking about lending my King Dork book to my english teacher. I was telling my sister about what happened, and she told me I had to write you. I was wondering what you thought about it. It's kinda scary actually....

Posted by Dr. Frank at October 10, 2006 01:04 PM | TrackBack

To this day I am thrilled by the fact that I never once had to study Catcher in the Rye in high school, and hence it was never really ruined for me.

I did have to read The Outsiders a total of four separate times with four separate teachers, though. I think that kind of makes up for it.

Posted by: Sasha at October 11, 2006 08:27 AM

this is so pefect that i almost cried

Posted by: Carla at October 16, 2006 04:20 AM

How funny!

Posted by: Stefan at October 19, 2006 06:31 PM