The main character, Guy Montag, meets Clarrise in a forest for the first time. Guy finds out that Clarrise is not like other in that she likes to explore read books and ask questions and ask questions. Clarrise asks Guy and question that changed his life. Was he really happy?
Guy doesn't see Clarrise for a while and finds out that she was killed by a fast-moving car.
After Clarrise is killed by a high-speed car, Guy wonders for a while is he really is happy and does something illegal to find out. He explores books and goes against society.
Guy meets someone names Faber who also reads books and they make a plan to plant books in multiple firefighter's apartments.
After Guy's boss finds out about his books, Guy's boss makes him burn down all the books and his house and then, when the boss threatens to come for Faber, Guy burns his boss alive.
After Guy kills his boss, policemen, an artificial hound, and multiple police helicopters chase him until he hides in a forest near a lake. Then, war breaks out in the city. The whole place in bombed to the ground and Guy and Faber look for survivors to rebuild a civilization.