Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye
Banned for: Strong language, sexual references, and for encouraging rebellion.
Hester Prynne, The Scarlet Letter
Banned for: The book has been called “pornographic and obscene,” yet there is no sex in the book. Really it’s banned because of the plot: Hester’s adulterous affair with Arthur Dimmesdale and the resulting pregnancy.