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Holdens parents are very distant. They do not even realize that he is going crazy throughout the novel. His mother is also very delicate. She can not hear any bad news after Allie's (Allie is His younger brother that passed away) death. Holden's father is a lawyer, so he makes more then the average person at that time. He also is fragile about Holden not being motivated because of Allie's death and also because of Holden's older brother who made it big in Hollywood.
I read this for summer reading and I have an above average IQ. I also am several grades above my 10th grade reading level.
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