Lord of the Flies is one of those books that only get better every chapter. The pacing of the overall story is very well done, therefore it’s not one of those books you read a few chapters of and forget about.
I find this novel creepy, but in a good way. Using young boys to portray the flaws, downfalls and scary things about society is what makes this such a gruesome read. If it were written any other way though, I doubt it would impact readers on the scale that it does. It’s like a hard truth. William Golding presents a connection between what seems like innocent boys trying to survive on a deserted island, and the dark human nature in all of us. It’s a scary comparison to make. This book is so much deeper than it seems, with symbols and allegories. I recommend this book to readers who like to sit and think after finishing a novel, because the content is heavy towards the end. @redreads of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

William Golding's Lord of the Flies presents a survival-based story that centers around a group of boys that have crash landed onto an island. As children, they believe that without parents around, this is perfect for them but as they plan out their methods of survival, ruling, etc., they realize they have big problems that they must deal with. Personally, when I read this in Grade 9, the characters of this book were easy to connect with since their personalities were very easy to relate to. I found this book to be a really nice read and there are many strong messages that are conveyed throughout the book which I really enjoyed. However, some parts of the book become vague and boring so it was sometimes hard to follow along. Overall, this book was a marvelous book to read and I highly recommend it to teenagers. Rating: 4/5
- @booksandgames9 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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