Fahrenheit 451

Cover photo of the book Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Dec 7, 2020

Fahrenheit 451 is a science fiction novel written by Ray Bradbury in 1953.  The genre of this book is adventure and science fiction.  The novel is set in a futuristic dystopian society that burns  books in order to control dangerous ideas and concepts.  The novel tells the story of Guy Montag.  Guy Montag is a fireman, whose job is not to protect people but to protect them from books by burning them. Montag meets Clarisse, a smart and curious girl.  Clarisse questions everything about life, happiness, and love. Over the next few days, Montag experiences some disturbing events.  His wife, Mildred, attempts suicide by swallowing a bottle of sleeping pills, then he comes across a woman who risks her life to save her literature, and a few days later, Clarisse is killed.  

Montag becomes dissatisfied with life, and he begins to question the riddance of books.  He begins to read books that he stole from his own fires.  He contacts a retired English professor, Faber, to help him read the books. The next day, Montag arrives at the fire station, and suddenly, the alarm sounds, which means that somebody has been sighted with books, and they rush to the scene only to find that they arrive at Montag’s house.  Beatty forces Montag to burn the house himself, and after that Penugondahe arrests him. When Beatty is interrogating Montag, Montag turns the flamethrower on his superior and burns him to ashes.  Montag knocks the other firemen unconscious.  Will Montag escape the fire department alive?   Read to find out.

Fahrenheit 451, which is the temperature at which a book burns, is a definite must-read because   of the adventurous plotline, and its suspense.  Fahrenheit 451 is one of the best science fiction novels for teens. I was only disappointed because of the cliffhanger the author leaves us on. I wanted to know more and I felt like the ending was anticlimactic. That was the only problem with this book. Other than that, this story was amazing. I give this book four stars.


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Raghu P.

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