By: Ian R. Hughes
“Fahrenheit 451” is a short novel that descriptively portrays what would happen in a culture where books are burned in an attempt to avoid the positive or negative feelings that they give us. Bradbury’s writing style makes me feel human and his description places the reader at the point of action. The main character, Guy Montag, is forced to choose between continuing to work for the fire department, a group that burns books, and/or secretly fight to save the thoughts and ideas of the past through our literature.
I recommend this book to our readers because it is a quick, easy read, that has beautiful descriptions, an interesting story and should give the reader a mindset of why libraries put value in preserving the past as well as housing new, incoming information.