The Catcher in the Rye

Please help! :( Explain Holden’s relationship with Jane. In his description of Jane, what characteristics does Holden point out about Jane that are also true of Phoebe?

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Jane was a close friend of Holden several summers before. Holden frequently reminisces about spending time with her. Jane is one of the few people whom Holden speaks about in entirely positive terms; he is in love with her yet lacks the emotional maturity to pursue a relationship with her. Much like he views his sister Phoebe, Holden sees Jane with a sense of purity and innocence.