Time is a funny thing, and, more than anything, that’s what came to mind when I was reading this book. I was invested in the plot, of course, but even more interested by the timelines; it was written seventy years ago, about a future after now. It’s a future without cell phones, without text messages, without Google. Something fascinating is, though, that the author came up with a device somewhat like smartphones, way before their time: the little ear pieces still have breaking news, and Montag and his friend Faber can still communicate instantly. The book was good, though, to say it plainly. It was a fun thing to read. I liked the style and the concept and especially one character, Clarisse. I found Montag to be somewhat irritating at times, and questionable. Towards the end of the book, it felt a bit like the plot didn’t quite fit - like the “fireman” concept was first, and the plot was written second. I do have to give credit for the concept alone, though - credit for the somewhat genius world the author created. There are a few amusing plot twists throughout... I’d recommend it to anyone with a mind and free time. -@aCardboardBox of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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