Book Review of 1984

Author: George Orwell
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I read this in high school but reread it for book club. I am so glad I did. In high school it was before the actual year 1984, that mixed with the fact that I was reading with the mindset of a teenager this reading was from a very different position. As a teen I was more interested in the first half, the life style, the relationships, the surroundings. As an adult, I found the second half, after his experience at the Ministry of Love, the way the Party worked, how they thought, the way Newspeak worked, very thought provoking. As a teen, this was a story that could never happen, as an adult with many years behind me I see how this could threaten our very society. I think reading this as a teen so much was lost on my own inexperience, BUT as a college student, this would have a greater impact. Sorry, not much here about the book, I do think it should be mandatory reading for every person.