Category Archives: Author: William Golding

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
William Golding

This is one of the more grim covers this book has seen over the years. Also one of the more fitting, imho.

This is one of the more grim covers this book has seen over the years. Also one of the more fitting, imho.

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 235
Age Range: 13 and up
Genre: Realistic
Year: 1954

Imagine a group of British boys crash-landed on an island during World War II, with nothing but the clothes on their bodies. No grownups, no girls, no food, and no technology. Is it as terrifying and exciting and mysterious as you’d think it would be? According to William Golding’s classic tale, it is. Throughout this story, it is up to kids–no older than 12, and as young as 6–to rebuild a civilization for themselves while waiting to be rescued.

This book is a bit advanced, and some of the diction gets confusing unless you grew up in the UK in the 1950s, but it gives you a lot to think about and is easy to want to continue reading. I recommend this for anyone who wants to imagine all of the beauty and terror of a civilization without adults or enforceable rules, and who can handle a few rather violent moments.

–Mr. Jordan

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Filed under Age Range: 13 and up, Author: William Golding, Genre: Realistic, Page Count: 200-300, Year: 1950s