Interesting book. I would never recommend this for kids. It is more of an adult book even if it is "voiced" by a teen. I would say that an older teen might be able to see the purpose and meaning of the book. Because it definitely has a good moral. It is a story of how love can bring us together, even if it is only the love of a small sibling :) And also how lost we sometimes feel as humans :)
I enjoyed it. But I did cried for Holden. :(
I don't like going into great detail for people who haven't read the book. It does have lots of bad language and sexual references, but it is a good story. And, really, I think its a reflective story of the feelings people have when they are at a place in life where they just don't know how to act. A place I think people get to more often than they like to admit.
I am crossing this off my list over there on my sidebar now :)