Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. Ballatine Books, 1953
Written by: Ray Bradbury
Reviewed by: Travis Hamilton
Recommended Audience: Young Adult
Guy Muntag is a fireman where firemen have to burn books instead of stop fires. The title Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature in which books catch fire. Firemen burn books because they aren’t allowed and are viewed as pointless. Guy views his job as just an everyday thing instead of something ruining. He doesn’t look to the other side of books and doesn’t fully understand the other side of the story. He just knows that books are unworthy and feels like he has an important job to destroy them.
Later on in the story Guy meets a woman named Clarisse McClellan. Guy and Clarisse instantly start talking about what would seem a short conversation but isn’t. They Clarisse talks to Guy about his job and ask him if firemen used to stop fires instead of start them? Guy says no they didn’t and doesn’t think about it. Clarisse and Guy both view each other as something to look up to. They keep talking as the days go on and Clarisse tells him to try new things like tasting the rain.
Description of the Book: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_451
Publishers Website: http://ballantine.atrandom.com/
Movie Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctb4evq7l7Q