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This is definitely a favourite of mine! It's an awesome book.

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Despite being warned by my English teacher that this book is a "boy book", I absolutely loved this book. The characters were realistic and attractive and the simple story plot was suspenseful and thrilling. I can see why this book is considered a classic, Golding was able to capture the dark, corrupt side of human savagery in this novel and hide it under the guise of a innocent story of British schoolboys stranded on an island.  

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I think this book shows that deep inside everyone there is a potential for great evil, this book is complex in many ways & very controversial for a book that came out in the early 50s, Golding deserved all the praise he has gotten for this book.

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This is a somewhat good book but it is a little overly descriptive and is hard to comprehend it.

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This book is an excellent and deep psychological book, with Golding's trademark wonderful descriptions. A must read!

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I read this book when I was about 12 years old because I was curious. That was 50 years ago. The book had a potent effect on me at that time and the effect became more visceral when I saw the film when it came out about 2 years later. The book and the original movie remain vivid in my memory like only a few others. Highly Recommended, though possibly not for the immature. 

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This book truly reflects that if children left alone can reach extreme limits of brutuality
A true book based on leadership,friendship,bravery and kindness

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Fear the beast... One of my favorite aspects of this book is that it doesn't ask you to like anyone. There is an interactive quality in getting thrown right into the fire without back-stories or introductions. As the reader, we're as oblivious as the kids are, and since we don't know any of them, we have no attachments--and we essentially have to feel the group out ourselves. Considering that these characters more or less represent human traits, I think it's a great thing that the author allows us to make our own assessments of the forces at play, rather than encouraging us to take a side. 

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Excellent book depicting human nature, and the way of survival.

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What happens when a group of boys is left without adult supervision for 10 minutes? Now imagine them being trapped on an island with no adults and that sets the scene for the Lord of the Flies. A little morbid at times, but for the early teen, this book is well written and a story you can believe. 

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