Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 reveals a world in which firemen routinely ignite fires, rather than racing to extinguish them. Married fireman Guy Montag enjoys his job burning books and the houses where they are hidden. He also enjoys driving too fast, listening to the radio, and watching way too much wall-size television. He is a typical member of a bookless society, spending very little time thinking and even less time giving it a second thought, until he meets his new neighbor Clarisse McClellan. She’s heard there was a time when books were for reading, and fireman fought fires. Clarisse tugs gently on the loose thread of Montag’s beliefs when she asks him one question, “Are you happy?” Slowly, Montag’s life begins unraveling, and he suspects that in order to sew up the seam he must first open a book. Published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451, a reference to the temperature at which paper ignites, still resonates with readers as a reminder that censorship, no matter the reason, is always wrong.