This novel by George Orwell is one of the most well known and famous dystopian stories I have ever read and heard of. Its strong storyline and harrowing picture of “Oceania” was something I never expected. It really connected to today’s society with all the high technology devices eavesdropping in people's homes, and secret agencies always listening in. A man named Winston Smith reminds himself that freedom means being free to say that two and two make four even though the Party force him to agree to think “two and two make five”. The Party makes you reject what you see and hear and Winston vows to defend “the true” and “the obvious”. I enjoy reading historical stories and this one was very intriguing and attracting. However this book may not be suitable for younger ages and should be read by people older than 16. I rate this book a 9 out of 10 stars, I would truly recommend reading this book. @YoumnaLovesBooks of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Johnny English Strikes Again is an amazing movie. Another installment in the Johnny English trilogy, this film brings back fan favorite elements that make you want to laugh, cry, and scream. In the film, Johnny English has retired, but the UK is in danger once more. As a result, Johnny English comes out of retirement to save the day. If you are a fan of the Johnny English series or enjoy a good comedy flick. This is the movie for you. I rate this film 4/5 stars. - @CoolReadz of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

An astounding book that is similar to animal farm but unlike animal farm the plot of this story has more to do with the effects of a totalitarian state rather than the process. The story follows Winston Smith as he tries to hide his distaste for the ruling party and its rules. In this book there are many examples of fictionalized phenomena that may occur in an authoritarian regime ranging from things likes “doublethink” to “newspeak”. This story serves as cautionary tale of what can happen when the primacy of the individual is overshadowed by forced conformity. This book keeps things interesting and for this reason I rate this book 5/5, it also set a basis for many other dystopian books to follow. Anyone interested in dystopian novels must read this book. @selfhelpguru of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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