Selma Thurmer is the daughter of Pencey's headmaster and one of the few girls who would attend football games at Pencey Preparatory School.

Description Edit

Holden describes Selma as rather unattractive: she has a big nose, her nails are bitten down and bleedy-looking, and she wears falsies which "point all over the place".[1]

Holden says he sat next to Selma once on the school bus from Agerstown, and he struck up a conversation with her. He admits that he likes her as a person, especially because she doesn't brag and pretend like her father is a really great guy, in fact Holden seems to think that she probably thinks her dad is a "phony slob", as well.

References Edit

  1. Chapter 1