Salinger’s novel is said to have been “yanked out of American schools more than almost any other title.” There's a laundry list of reasons why, but essentially because its protagonist challenges the status quo. But Salinger’s book is about much more than the antics of a rebellious teenager. The Catcher in the Rye is a re-fashioned jeremiad.
The Catcher in the Rye discussion guide. Use these prompts to jump-start an in-depth conversation about this powerful and provocative novel by J. D. Salinger.