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Tanya

Tanya

"Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" . A book that warns us of what society may look like without thinkers and books. A scary realization to what society is becoming now, with technology and the banning of great literature. I remember my freshman year in High School, when my teacher said, 'The day that the government starts making you burn books, is the day you need to run. That's what Hitler did.'. I remember sitting there and thinking that was absurd and our government wouldn't do that. I also remember looking at that book and thinking, 'Great, another boring book' (basing it off its cover). Little did I know, after reading it and having that teacher make us understand it fully, it would be the beginning of my love for reading. As the years passed by, books have been diminishing--turning into a digital format, some are being banned for being too political, religious or radical and some are being hidden from everyone. Everything I read about was slowly becoming true. That book did more than change my view, it was an eye opener to the future. I just hope we don't let books become extinct. Last thing we need is history repeating itself, because there aren't any books "...to remind us what asses and fools we are."

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