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  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Review by: B F.
Georgia, Grade 7

One interesting aspect of the book was that books were viewed as dangerous material, purely due to the fact that they might contain controversial opinions. Therefore, the government censored books and burned them. The government also instills the propaganda of books being evil, and therefore the population is generally very hostile towards them. The firemenísí jobs are to destroy the books to promote ignorance and conformity amongst the population, which I like about the book.

I very much liked this book, as it represents what our world could one day become. By censoring the media and burning books to keep people ignorant, the population became addicted to modern technology, such as TVís and fast cars. I also like the book because it discusses the idea of happiness, and how Guy Montag realizes he is very dissatisfied with his life. He tries to gain more knowledge, confessing that his life is missing the value of literature.

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