The Catcher in the Rye is a book known to a number of generations. This is a famous novel by Jerome David Salinger, published in 1951. The protagonist is called Holden, he is a 16-year-old boy. He tells the reader what he thinks about life in the United States and that he rejects societal attitudes. This book has become a symbol for teenagers all over the world. The novel was ranked one of the best in the 20th century.