By: George Orwell
Length: 328 pages
George Orwell's novel 1984 is about a dystopian future where no one knows exactly what year it is and they are all being watched, tested, and controlled by Big Brother, the omniscient figurehead who is ruling society. The story follows a man named Winston who is working for Big Brother’s government to destroy all documents that depict Big Brother in a bad light and replace the said document with the “correct” information. Winston becomes more and more aware of the flaws in his society and vows to destroy Big Brother.
I truly love the book 1984 because it tells the story of dangers that I think are becoming more and more real and more and more pressing. I enjoy the way that the story was written and the way the author truly made you feel a sense of urgency or calm through the chapter placement and plot points. Throughout the story, you are not quite sure what is going to happen next, making it very hard to put the book down. I do think that some parts of the book may have gotten a little too graphic or he may have taken up a few too many chapters describing one event, but in the end, the storyline fell right into place and gave the book a perfect ending. I Love this book so much and I appreciate George Orwell's stunning prediction of a possible future for our world.
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Reviewed by Hannah, 2023