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Fahrenheit 451

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Classic, still-powerful story of futuristic censorship.

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age 13+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 13+

Fahrenheit 451 Provokes Deeper Thinking

Fahrenheit 451 is a thought-provoking satire on the dangers of not thinking for oneself, and it gets one considering about the society that could result if we do not stand up for what is right and good. The color imagery and biblical allusions are intriguing and will provoke conversations. I reread this novel every year and discover new meanings each time. Ray Bradbury was a gifted writer and admirable man.

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Educational value
3 people found this helpful.
age 13+

The best book I've ever read

Fahrenheit 451 features themes of censorship and conformity in society, and although it was written over 60 years ago, it's amazing how relevant it is to today.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (57 ):

FAHRENHEIT 451 is a classic science fiction novel and a powerful commentary on humankind's urge to suppress what it doesn't understand. The shadow of the Cold War looms over the plot, which may confuse some younger readers, but the truths Ray Bradbury unearths are timeless. The novel won the National Book Award and has been adapted for film, radio, stage, and graphic novel, and it's likely to be read widely for a long time to come.

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