One of his top ten fictional characters struggling with faith, as told to the Guardian:
Franny in Franny and Zooey by JD SalingerRead about another entry on the list.
Marcus and Abby Glass, two of the heroes of The Revelations, take their surname from Salinger's precocious family. Franny's breakdown in the second story perfectly captures the headrush of adolescent spirituality (and its resultant comedown). I have always been a little bit in love with her which is, I suppose, creepy, now I'm over 30 and she's still at college.
Franny and Zooey also appears among Colette McIntyre's list of eight books every college-bound student should read.