Book Review: Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

lord_of_the_flies_coverHave you ever wondered what it would be like to be stuck on a stranded island with other people, oh wait, I’m sorry– I mean, other kids? Imagine all that freedom! But could all that freedom lead into something horrible or evil?

Well then, you should read Lord of the Files by William Golding. A fictional story taking place in the “near future,” it is a story about a group of boys who crash land on a stranded island. They all realize later that there are absolutely no adults that survived the terrible crash. This book has some suspenseful moments that keep you reading until you literally fall off your chair.

Mr.Golding also did a wonderful job using figurative language to describe his beloved, and ruthless characters and the strange and creepy island the boys are on. I must say, though, that you have to be at least in 8th grade to read this book. The reason is because there are many scenes that do have some violence that may not be suitable for a 7th grader or below. Also because many times in the book the author tends not to say what is happening or actually what happened. The author really wants you to figure out what is actually happening, he wants you to analyze the story.

If there are any readers out there that really like suspenseful, and adventure type books, this is the book for you!

-Robert N., 10th grade

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