In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In the Rye, teenager Holden, faced several problems teens find themselves facing today. He was unable to find his true identity, and acted differently around different people, something several adolescents still do today. After reading the book, and seeing how Holden interacted with other people, and compared his behavior to teens today, the question arises, "Why do teens feel out of place with certain groups of people, and change their personality while with them?". Teenagers act like chameleons, constantly morphing their identity to fit in with the group they percieve as the "it" group. In a way, it seemed as that was what Holden was doing by drinking and smoking to fit in with the adults and older teens he looked up to. Kids today do the same exact thing; do things they think people they admire would approve of. Now, the next question that comes to mind if this behavior will ever change. I believe the answer is no, and it is all part of growing up.