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User Review  - msaucier818 - LibraryThing

This is one of the few books I have read after I have seen the movie. To be clear, I am talking about the old black and white movie from the 1950s, but I saw it twice in school and it has stuck with ... Read full review

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User Review  - foof2you - LibraryThing

A classic that lived up to the hype. The story still holds true today. Even addresses some topics like bulling and intimidation that affect many kids today. Read full review

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User Review  - Carl_Alves - LibraryThing

The story itself is iconic, one that has been replicated since in various forms. The concept is excellent and I give the author full credit for it. Set in 1954, the story still holds up today ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookwyrmm - LibraryThing

Lots of symbolism, but there was a missed opportunity for Piggy (the only character I cared about) to have achieved an even higher level of symbolism. Read full review

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User Review  - LindaLiu - LibraryThing

Set during the second world war. A plane goes down on a remote island and the only survivors are a group of schoolboys aged from the very young to the late teens. Piggy and Ralph organise the boys for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lord_Boris - LibraryThing

Good but I expected something better. You have to suspend belief regarding their behaviour considering the ages of the children, twelve and under. However, it did not seem too outlandish a premise and ... Read full review

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This book is completely, utterly exotic. I have never read such a book -one that would send a shiver up my spine -and one that would also move me close to tears. This is the best book I have ever read in years. The 'savage significance' mentioned in the review was quite impulsive, and it took over the humane behavior of the schoolboys, which was the part where I was a bit freaked out. It was amazingly terrifying how these boys could stand to like make their friend the 'pig' and then make him go on all fours, hitting and chasing him with spears. The really moving part was when they were discovered on the island, and suddenly the other boys' conscience knocked on their doorsteps and Ralph broke down and cried. He must've gone a little nuts. I would have. Imagine being chased by your schoolmates who were acting like absolute barbarians, killing each other and torturing each other with spears and knives.
To "Piggy": RIP. :D
 

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User Review  - krizia_lazaro - LibraryThing

I got mixed feelings about this. It was about children trapped in an island then things got gory and savage. I cringe everytime I read this. Read full review

User Review  - natalya m. - Overstock.com

Item arrived early was in new condition. Excellent book of course. Read full review

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User Review  - TysonAdams - LibraryThing

Enforced school book. It was interesting but I didn't really enjoy reading it. Maybe I should go back and read it voluntarily as an adult. Read full review


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