The Catcher in the Rye is one of those books that leaves you utterly perplexed once the last page has been turned. What did it mean? Will we ever know?
All we know is that thousands of youths identified with the protagonist, Holden Caulfield, and that the publication of The Catcher in the Rye was very controversial.
When Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon, he was carrying a paperback copy of The Catcher in the Rye.
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