Set in New York, the protagonist Holden Caulfield gives you a detailed account of his mental state after his expulsion from the reputed 'good' school called Pencey. It is disturbing, heart wrenching and makes you sympathize terribly with that lying, lunatic teenager blessed with a good soul. It is a good read for psychoanalysis and studying teenage behavior.
Holden's relationships with both his siblings Phoebe and Allie impact his personality. The book offers a smooth read till the very end where I kept anticipating for some positivity.