Today, J.D. Salinger died.
The Catcher In The Rye was a novel that my mom handed me one day and urged me to read.
The coming of age book was a right of passage that, as a teen, I had to experience.
It was the most censored book for more than thirty years- a fact that my mom found abhorrent.
I think I was drawn to The Catcher In The Rye because it's protagonist, Holden Caulfield, was everything I wasn't- an angst ridden, rebellious, foul-mouthed, drinking and smoking, school-flunking teen.
I was fascinated.
In honor of J.D. Salinger and of course, my mother, I think I will have to dig out my copy, curl up on the sofa, and spend some time with Mr. Caulfield once again.