Back to the Future: Reading 1984
Before reading 1984 your teen probably thought Big Brother was just a reality TV show that filmed every scintillating movement in the life of an ordinary person - heart stopping events like teeth brushing, toe nail clipping, dish washing, etc. But where did the producers of “Big Brother” get the idea for the show?
1984 (the book!) is a powerful indictment of totalitarianism, anti-intellectualism, and pretty much everything that's bad about our world - multiplied by ten thousand! If your teen likes horror and intrigue, he's about to get a special treat. Just don't expect a happy ending!
Here's a teen-friendly refresher course in the plot of this classic work of literature, as well as SAT vocabulary your teen can use to discern what happens for themselves.
What You Need:
- A copy of the novel
- Pencil and paper for note taking