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1984

By: George Orwell

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Recommended for grade(s): 11, 12

Thought Police. Big Brother. Orwellian. These words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984. The story of one man’s nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information but also individual thought and memory, 1984 is a prophetic, haunting tale. More relevant than ever before, 1984 exposes the worst crimes imaginable—the destruction of truth, freedom, and individuality. —from the website at Penguin Random House

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one of my favorite books. You should read it
1984 is a very interesting novel, but can sometimes be hard to follow exactly what is happening. The characters are well developed, and there are many plot twists throughout the story.