The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
I picked this book up several times but could never make it past chapter two. I hated the way the boy talked. I don't know what made me keep picking it up, but finally I made it all the way through. And I really enjoyed it.

Holden Caulfield is sixteen and has gotten expelled from prep school. Basically it's about going through your teenage years. Everyone's had those days where nothing goes right or you just don't care. That's what this book is about.