“Fahrenheit 451″ by Ray Bradbury
In Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” the main character, Guy Montag, lives in a world where books are illegal. Not only is reading against the law, but firefighters’ job is not to put out fires, but to set books on fire. As a fireman himself, Montag starts to question the illegal nature of books after he sees a woman who would rather die than see her books torched. When Montag meets his new next-door neighbor, Clarisse, she helps him see a world where people think, talk and read rather than punch buttons and look at computer screens. When it comes to teaching teenagers the importance of reading and critical thinking, “Fahrenheit 451″ has some great lessons.
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