Fahrenheit 451 is set in a dystopian future and is the story of Guy Montag, a firefighter whose job is to destroy books by lighting them on fire. He lives a bleak life with his wife Mildred, who spends all day talking to the people on the television, who she calls her family. One day Montag meets Clarisse, a young girl who begins to change his viewpoint on the world and leaves him asking questions instead of just accepting things. This book was interesting because of the concepts explored by the author such as the effects of censorship, technology, and the effects of a lack of knowledge in mankind. I would recommend this book to teens who like dystopian fictions. On a scale of 1-5, I would rate this book as a 3. Analisa, grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers.
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel about Montag and his futuristic life without books. Montag lives in a world where firemen burn books and houses and people are only allowed technological company. After encountering Clarisse, a misfit of society, Montag realizes that he is unhappy. He attempts to find a solution to his life through an old English professor and books. I recommend this book to older teens and adults who like novels set in the future. On a scale of 1 to 5, I rate this book a 3 because I thought there could’ve been a better ending with more details and a firmer resolution. Catherine P., grade 11, of the Yorba Linda Teen Book Bloggers