Lord of the Flies – Read It and Rate It

Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

Review #1
* * * * Stars (Great!)
A bunch of boys get stranded on an island. They start turning on one another, losing their sense of civilization and becoming savage.

Review #2
* Star (A waste of time!)
A group of boys get stuck on an island and have to try to survive and maintain what keeps them away from savagery. I didn’t like this book because there was way too much details.

Review #3
* * Stars (Just ok)
A group of British boys get stranded on a strange island. They attempt to create a civilization away from any civilization. How will it work out? Whose life will be on the line? The book has a good plot, but can be hard to read at some parts. Overall, it was an okay book, but I would not read it again.

Review #4
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
The overall plot of the novel is how a group of boys from the same school get stranded on an island and how they survive. Certain people and their personalities dominate the group, causing choices to be made and separate groups formed. Arguments are presented and some even end in death. In just a short amount of time, a group of young boys turns into a ruthless band of killers. I enjoyed the novel due to the realistic characters and the suspenseful ending. 

Review #5
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
This is a gripping and thought-provoking novel that dives into the dark depths of human nature. This allegory focuses on the internal conflict between the impulse toward civilization and the impulse toward savagery that rages within each individual. The story begins with a group of boys stranded on a deserted island, left to govern themselves in the absence of adults. What starts as an attempt to create a civilized society quickly descends into chaos and savagery, largely driven by the power struggle between the two main characters – Ralph and Jack. Will the boys give in to their darkest impulses and turn savage, or will they remain civilized? Read the book to find out!

I read “Lord of the Flies” in my English class, and to say that I simply enjoyed the book is an understatement. One of my favorite aspects was the dynamic between Ralph and Jack. The descent from order to chaos is both thrilling and horrifying, keeping me on the edge of my seat. I also loved the character of Piggy, who is overweight, insightful, and intellectual. Ralph and Piggy’s interactions were especially funny and endearing. Despite being published in 1954, the themes and questions raised in the book about human nature and society remain incredibly relevant today. For high school teens and adults.

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