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Jul 31, 2021qzv rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
i have no idea what any of it means but i love it
Jul 30, 2021himaja_ rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Age: 13+ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian future novel about a society built on censorship. It narrates the life of Guy Montag, a firefighter whose job is to burn books that haven’t been approved by the government. In…
Jul 07, 2021helaynasy rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The first time I read this was in sixth grade for a book report. I read this again this year(in 9th grade). I enjoyed reflection upon the naïvety in which I initially digested this book and how I am able to interpret and understand this…
Jul 06, 2021APLalannagraves rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Posted on behalf of APL Youth Volunteer Jay. Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 is about a firefighter named Montag, who lives in a dystopian future society that burns books instead of putting out fires. Books are illegal to own in…
Jul 04, 2021WPL_JessB rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Somehow I missed reading this one in high school -- but I think reading it now, in 2021 and amidst constant discussions of "cancel culture" made for an entirely different reading experience. This is what I love about the classics. They…
Jul 01, 2021Jonah_3 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
This book is about a dystopian world where books are not allowed. People who own books are punished and will have their books destroyed. The main character works as a fireman who is supposed to burn books. But over time he learns that…
Jun 24, 2021at101 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Ray Bradbury’s classic Fahrenheit 451 tells the story of Guy Montag, a fireman who begins to view his life as empty and searches for meaning. In Montag’s dystopian society, firemen are not tasked with putting out fires, but instead with…
Jun 18, 2021ethan_h_li rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A dystopian classic, “Fahrenheit 451” follows the story of Guy Montag, a firefighter whose job is to burn books. Censorship makes it so books must be destroyed. Life is seemingly well for Guy. He has a beautiful wife, a respected job, a…
Jun 15, 2021VonHafenstaaad rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A must read . It talks about the dangers of apathy and the short attention span resulting from the advent of technology any increased desire to not feel certain feelings or a self imposed ignorance if you will... and how a dystopia can…
Jun 10, 2021indigo_nightingale_101 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
It touched on a lot of interesting topics and it was fun to read. Overall, I just didn't fall in love with it.
Jun 06, 2021red_alligator_20556 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Made you really think. I really liked reading this novel.
Jun 03, 2021RoyalJellyIII rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This story is so relevant in 2020. I remember reading it in high school, and have revisited it a couple of times since. It's one of those books where you discover something new each time you read it again.
Jun 01, 2021aupadhy rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Bradbury’s work examines the relationship between two of civilization’s most-prized values: freedom and happiness. Born into the shadow left by McCarthyism, Bradbury’s dystopia questions the importance of uniformity as a tool to promote…
May 30, 2021
Guy Montag is a fireman who's job is to destroy contradicting books in houses which they are hidden. Guy Montag blindly follows his orders up until he meets a young neighbor named Clarisse. She tells him about the past where censorship…
May 20, 2021Somanybooks11 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
For a classic like this, the book is slow. I will say I like the idea of the story but I don't like the format. If this was done now in a new version, I think I would like it better.
Apr 20, 2021atrex2015 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is a book with many layers and lots of symbolism that somehow still manages to fall short. Guy Montag is a man who loves to burn. He relishes the feeling of mercilessly destroying fragile objects. This…
Apr 17, 2021
Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 describes a futuristic society, inspired by the changes at the end of World War II. People are disconnected from each other and do not have awareness of the people around them, all thinking is inhibited, and…
Apr 09, 2021TamLinh rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Guy Montag has been living a peaceful life as a firefighter. That is, until he meets Clarisse. She’s different; makes him see things differently, in a perspective he’s never seen before. What he thought, was not what everything else seemed…
Feb 27, 2021blue_dog_45876 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel set in a future predicted in the 1950s where reading many of the books in the world is illegal. Instead of putting out fires, firemen are now burning illegal books that are found in people's houses. The…
Feb 25, 2021jun_177 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This dystopian novel about America sometime in the future, where books are illegal and “firemen” burn them whenever they are found. The story revolves around fireman Guy Montag who realizes his will to protect literature and knowledge.…
Feb 14, 2021KTrofanenko rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Farenheit 451 is a fascinating look at an interpretation of the future from 1953. Some of the language is a little hard to get through if you're not used to reading older books like this, but the story is intriguing enough to keep reading.
Jan 15, 2021nityarjnd rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian novel set in a society where knowledge and books are illegal and fireman set fires to everything deemed illegal. The story follows the main character Guy Montag, a fireman who lives an average…
Jan 08, 2021
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel that takes place in the future where everything is different from our present society. The protagonist, Montag, is a fireman who burns all the books in the society. In this book where television rules…
Dec 28, 2020Aashirya rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Fahrenheit 451 is about a character named Guy Montag who is a firefighter that burns books. He thinks that he is happy, but finds out that he actually dislikes his life with the help of his new friend Clarisse McClellan. This book shows…
Dec 16, 2020pacl_teens rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The premise of living in a world where books are banned seems too out of this world to create a realistic and complex novel out of, but Fahrenheit 451 creates a very complex story with plenty of depth that places you in a very dark future,…