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An ancient child of sixteen years is the focus of the story. He had to leave the prep school in Pennsylvania and go to New York. The main protagonist is simple on one side and also complicated on the other side. The novel reflects the aggression of the teenage and the anxieties of life. In its time the novel was pretty popular among the teenage readers who were engulfed in it.
What makes this book stand out?
Reflects the story of a spoiled rich kid with a screwed up past.
Read it for
Perhaps most popular book recommendations in the top 10 list. For many, it is like a childhood memory.
Don't read it for
The character appears to be a smart teen with no idea how to manage issues.