"‘It is possible to assassinate my heroes with the scope of my individualism. However, by their own persistence to themselves, I believe that they have chosen me to pursue a self. What is literature but the illumination of that which I would write? Salinger speaks through me; to me; whispers, ‘Where to, little boy?’ My answer is the dogged pen to page which lights consistently the pathway home. It is on that road that I alone can trip my way back to myself.’"
– Shawn Hunter’s poem ‘An Unpublished Manuscript For J.D. Salinger’, Boy Meets World - Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield