Anything I could say about J.D. Salinger has, I'm certain, already been said. To say he was a brilliant writer, or ahead of his time, or that his stories are skillful and compelling-all of which is true, I would merely be another voice joining the chorus. The reason I wouldn't be the first to say these things though, is because they are absolutely true. Franny and Zooey are the youngest of seven siblings in the Glass family. Franny is having an existential crisis and her brother, Zooey, lovingly attempts to offer guidance and support. Zooey Glass is a fascinating, attractive character, and the heart of this novella. I approached Franny and Zooey with hesitation, worried I might be disappointed, as is sometimes my experience with classics. My apprehensions were quickly quieted as I slipped into the enthralling story. As soon as I closed the book, I headed for the shelves to find another Salinger novel to devour.
Two children of the Glass family appear in separate stories laid in twentieth-century New York