Why this book?
I read Fahrenheit 451 in my first year of high school and it left the biggest impression on me. It was such a meta theme: a tale of what might happen if the world decided to burn books. I couldn't fathom such an apocalypse initially, but as I paged through it and grew to see abuses of technology I became quite alarmed at the book’s prophetic message. It’s certainly a cautionary tale of censorship, but beyond that, it rekindled my love for reading and my curiosity for tradition. As a writer, this book reminded me that literature is not meant merely to capture attention and evoke emotion, but to provide truth and foundation to the human experience. The Old Testament Prophets, the New Testament Apostles, the Ancient Philosophers, the Renaissance Poets, they all had an important message to pass on, and this book highlights that truth.