How does Holden feel about Jane?

Jane never actually appears in the novel, but Holden repeatedly mentions her and clearly indicates how important she is to him. Holden and Jane met and spent a lot of time together when their families stayed in the same neighborhood for summer vacation, and, ever since, Holden has felt respect and adoration for Jane. He explains that she is “the only one, outside my family, that I ever showed Allie’s baseball mitt to” and “You never even worried, with Jane . . . [a]ll you knew was, you were happy. You really were.” Even though time and distance have come between Holden and Jane, she seems to be one of the few girls Holden both admires and finds attractive, which is why he gets so heated when he thinks Stradlater has disrespected Jane.