J.D. Sallinger's novel of 1951 that cause a lot of controversy even today, especially in the USA. Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of this book symbolises teenage riot. In the book, Holden recounts the 72 hours of Holden's life after he's been expelled from school, with 48 hours taking place in New York. Holden says he wants the catcher in the rye, a person who'd stand in the field of rye that has a chasm on it's end, while children would run around and play. His role would be to catch these children from falling down, symbolising his will to save others even though he can't save himself. The book tells about Holden's isolation from the world, and his hatred for liars and cheaters.