What is your favorite banned book? Catcher in the Rye is my most favorite banned book EVER. I love this book and really relate to it. I didn’t read it until my early 20′s and wish I had discovered it in my teens. For those that don’t know… between 1961 and 1982 The Catcher in the Rye was the most censored book in high schools and libraries in the US. It is mainly challenged because of the sexual content and offensive language found in the book. Some of the complaints are that the main character, Holden, is a poor role model, encourages rebellion, and promotes drinking, smoking, lying, and promiscuity. One thing though that is surprising to me is that this book is still banned in 2012 and yet was written in 1951!! This is an amazing book.