"The Catcher in the Rye", by Jerome David Salinger

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Jerome David Salinger was born in 1919 on New Year's Day. Growing up in New York City, he soon learned all about the bustle of the city. His parents were Sol Salinger, a wealthy ham importer, and Miriam Salinger. Salinger attended New York public high school and was considered an average student in most subjects. Most of his teachers found him to be a shy, polite, introverted boy. He flunked out of the first private school …

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…which he can't. He falls always deeper into a depression from which he can't climb out of. So he does a lot of things which any normal teenager would do. He gets drunk, for example. You can see by the way he handles things that he is no way near being a mature person. I think Holden's story is one of the most dramatic, but in a way funny and weird stories I ever read.