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Why is Holden expelled from Pency? What are his reasons for disliking school?

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Posted August 31, 2009 at 6:53 AM via web

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Why is Holden expelled from Pency? What are his reasons for disliking school?

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted September 5, 2009 at 12:02 AM (Answer #1)

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Holden's life begins to spiral out of control as he is expelled from Pency two weeks before Christmas for failing 4 of his 5 classes. In all actuallity his dislike for school is just a manifestation of his anger and failure to deal with the death of his brother Allie, but Holden's explanation with regard to why he dislikes school is that they are all "phonies".

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