What do you say about the great American novel? This is like attempting a review of The Beatles' Revolver. I'll just simply say that there is a reason why this book is held in such high regard. It perfectly encapsulates issues of youth, class, love, social norms, and hypocrisy.
Even now, more than 85 years after its first publication, it is still fascinating, engaging, and even a little shocking. I was required to read this book in high school, but after reading it as an adult, I think it should be required reading for adults as well.