What is Holden’s relationship with Phoebe like?

Like many of Holden’s relationships, his relationship with his younger sister, Phoebe, is complicated. However, Holden and Phoebe are very close, and Phoebe seems to know Holden better than anyone else and accepts him exactly as he is. Holden explains to the reader, “You’d like her. I mean if you tell old Phoebe something, she knows exactly what the hell you’re talking about.” Holden cherishes Phoebe’s innocence and youthfulness, and he desperately tries to protect these traits. At the same time, even though Phoebe is six years younger than Holden, she seems to be the more mature one in their relationship as she recognizes that Holden is his own worst enemy.