Sunday, September 2, 2012

Lord of the Flies

Reviewed by Edan
Title: Lord of the Flies
Auther: William Golding
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 1954

Quick Summary:
     A group of boys traveling in a airplane get abandoned on a island after their airplane is shot down. They form their own community and try everything they can to get rescued. But some of the boys break away and let their civilized mannors fade. Will they be rescued before it is to late?

    Lord of the Flies is a interesting book. I like reading about survival, wilderness, and children forming communities. Lord of the Flies has all three. It's interesting to see how they decide to live and it is a fun book at first. Later it becomes slightly more confusing and intense as the wilflife gets to most of the boy. One starts seeing things, and most of the others turn away and form a savage tribe. They hunt and kill wild pigs and threaten to harm other boys who come near the tribe. You start to say "What? Why would you do that? Did they seriously just do that?". One thing that is confusing though, is why the boys got to the island, why were they in the airplane together? They din't know each other and it is only these young boys on the plane. But other than that it is a good, eventfull read that I would recommend.

Rating: ****

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