Holden does his roommate's homework for him at the beginning of Catcher. Despite the fact that he's flunked out of every school on the East Coast, Holden is a really intelligent kid. He's just a little messed up at the moment.
My twelve-year-old daughter is currently having a major meltdown because she wants my help with a paragraph she has to write for her Language Arts class tomorrow. In ten sentences, she has to analyze a passage of writing her teacher has provided. My daughter will not let me read the passage, and she won't let me read the seven sentences she's already completed. She's crying and frustrated, and I'm ready to put her out on the curb with a sign that reads, "Free to a good home."
I have one prayer this evening:
Please stop me from killing my daughter tonight.
Your loving child,
|I feel your pain, Darth|