The Catcher in the Rye
Everybody loves The Catcher in the Rye, except for people who hate The Catcher in the Rye, but I think we can all agree it’s very readable no matter how you feel about Holden and his considerable teenage angst.
Simply put, Holden’s story is a breath of fresh air among stuffy books from the 1800s. There’s nothing wrong with those books, necessarily—it’s just that they use obsolete words and way too many commas. Fondly remembered for its colloquialism, The Catcher in the Rye is often the first required reading students encounter that features a teen who actually talks like a teen rather than a young Edwardian lord.