The reclusive and iconic author JD Salinger died yesterday. Salinger's best-known novel, The Catcher in the Rye, has become one of the most frequently discussed books in any conversation about censorship and book banning. It would be difficult to overstate the impact of the novel. It's protagonist, Holden Caulfield, is so well and distinctly developed that The Onion is able to write a fake obituary that uses Holden's voice. You don't often get a voice that recognizable emerging from a novel.
If you read Catcher, either in school or on your own, use your blog post to write about your thoughts on it, your reactions to it. If you've not read it, use your post to write about a book you read in a class, any book, that was the most influential one you can remember.