* The end, when [[spoiler: Holden realizes that he can't hold onto the freedom of childhood forever, and that he has to let Phoebe grow up, regardless of the inevitable onset of 'Phoniness']]. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* The {{Precision F Strike}} in the final chapter, which still manages to be properly shocking even in an era where profanity in entertainment is far more accepted.