Reviewed by Ravicha, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group
Even though 1984 was published in 1949 by Orwell, it is still a great read for us today. It is a wonderful novel as it depicts a dystopian world and Orwell’s interpretation on how the world and government would be 30 years later under a totalitarian regime. The book revolves around Winston Smith a 39-year-old man who hates the regime and wants to overthrow the leader who is referred to Big Brother. Winston works for The Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. There are telescreens and posters of Big Brother everywhere that watch your every move. When Winston meets Julia, he finds a way to make his life better as the party forbids love and interacting with one another. Even though they are being watched, they decide to betray the party and meet each other. The book revolves around whether Winston and Julia will get away with their relationship and sneak around the party or whether they will be caught and be taken to Room 101.