I've read Catcher in the Rye many times, and I've done some research on it, and it seems a large amount of people claim to relate to Holden's personality and mindset. For example, the man who shot John Lennon carried a copy of the book, and apparently shot him to stop him from becoming a "phony." For all of those who have read the book, how much do you think you relate to Holden Caulfield? On another note, rest in peace J.D. Salinger.