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If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is that J.D. Salinger wrote one of the most beloved pieces of required reading in the English language.
The author of "The Catcher in the Rye" died at age 91 on Thursday. Salinger died in his Cornish, New Hampshire, home, where he famously lived in isolation for decades.
"The Catcher in the Rye," published in 1951, is considered by many to be the essential coming-of-age novel. Protagonist Holden Caulfield is a rebellious, lonely teenager, who after getting kicked out of preparatory school, spends his days wandering around New York City.
What impact did “The Catcher in the Rye” have on you growing up? How do you interpret it today? We want to hear your impressions. Grab your video camera and tell us what the book means to you. And if you're planning to give it a re-read this weekend like several members of Team iReport are doing, let us know how you think it holds up.
(The lead sentence here is a nod to the first line of Salinger's landmark book.)