This book is full of controversial topics such as foul language, drugs, prostitution, homosexuality, religious questioning, etc. So, it is no wonder why it has made its way onto banned book lists. The discussion of such topics, in addition to the twist ending, make this book a great choice for offbeat book clubs.
What I appreciate most about this novel, however, is Salinger's mastery of character. He creates complete personalities, worthy of detailed study, and Holden Caulfield is one of the best.