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LORD OF THE FLIES

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A fantasy is a singular - and singularly - believable spellbinder, and within the framework of its premises achieves a tremendous impetus and impact. During an atomic war, a group of boys aged from about six to twelve crash-land on an uninhabited tropical island. There Ralph, a responsible boy, is chosen chief and a certain routine established; a fire is made and to be kept going as a signal, huts ... Read full review

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Im on page 48 and so far its terrible and has no plot line

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terrible lame book

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awesome,exellent,i feel very happy to read

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Great overall book. It's a must read CLASSIC!

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the worst fucking book i have ever fucking read. nuff said.

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Once again, for a school book, very good and the second time around I was able to pick up on more of the disturbing symbolism.

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this is the best book of a time flat out, it is a true portrait of the problems with society, and how quickly things turn to anarchy

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While Britain is in a war a plane carrying some boys was shot down over an island. This was an entreating beginning to a wonderful book. I was surprised by how quick the boys decided to get organized and elect a leader among them. When Ralph is elected as the leader of this group of boys they start to build their society. Without adults they enjoying their freedom playing in the water and such. By using Piggy's eye glasses they light a signal fire to inform passing ships about their whereabouts. When they don't pay attention to the signal fire it goes out of control and burns everything. This was an excellent lesson that the book taught me. To pay attention. When we don't give attention to things in our lives that mater they can quickly go out of control and destroy everything. We must not be distracted by "playing" or we will suffer the consequences. The "Hunters" in the story seem to be the first to fall into the savage behavior. I believe this is because they were forced to kill to eat. Killing an animal is something that nope of these kids probably has ever done before therefore releasing a savage desire in them. I thought that the parachutist was very interesting. When the boys thought it was a beast and then it created much stir in the leadership of the group it reminded me of how in life we can be compelled to act upon false evidence. When Jack final take control of the group we see disaster happen. With Piggy's death we see how savage these boy's have become. At the end of the story when Ralph is running for his life then collapses to look up and see a British naval officer standing over him is a perfect ending to this book. When this happens all reality sets in and the boy's remember who they are and are overwhelmed with regret for what they have done. I think that this book brings out a lot of great issues. It is very captivating and keeps your attention the whole time. I give this book four out of five stars.
Christopher John
 

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over all its a great book. thought it's hard to understand.

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