Please give me a short summary of "The Catcher in the Rye."

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Holden Caulfield narrates the story of his expulsion from Pencey Prep and experiences wandering New York City on his own before he checking into a mental sanatorium in California. Holden Caulfield is depicted as a neurotic, hypocritical teenager, who is extremely cynical and fears entering the competitive world of adults. Holden Caulfield also has a traumatic past and has not fully recovered or accepted the death of his younger brother Allie , who died of leukemia. As an unreliable narrator, Holden is not in touch with reality and tells the audience blatant lies throughout the story. After Holden leaves Pencey Prep at the beginning of the novel, he wanders around New York City completely alone. He frequents hotels, bars, and even walks around Central Park. Holden desperately seeks a companion and someone to talk to but continually approaches strangers and refrains from interacting with the people who genuinely care about him. Holden ends up sneaking home to see his sister Phoebe,...

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