Guy Montag is a typical fireman. When the station receives a call, the alarm sounds and he steps into action. However, instead of putting out fires, Montag is the one to start them. During this time when books are considered dangerous, even the simple act of owning one can get someone thrown in jail. Being a good fireman, Montag just does his job and doesn’t question the book burning. After meeting a young woman who does not conform to socially accepted thought and a chance encounter with a woman who would rather die than see her books burned, Montag begins to question the “typical.” Suddenly, it becomes difficult for him to remember why he is burning books and jailing citizens. As he examines his life, Montag must decide what is important and what is worth saving. Fans of George Orwell will delight in this gripping thought-provoking read.
Recommended by Carrie Shaurette, Librarian.