The Catcher in the Rye
From Shelf: The 100 best novels written in English: the full list (Robert McCrum, The Guardian Dec 2021)
Holden Caulfield is a dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Navigating his way through challenges of growing up, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls using sickly-sweet affection.
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