Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Reviewed by: Kimball, age 15

This book is an eye-opening, disturbing read. It makes you think about true freedom, the way the founding
fathers would have wanted, as the perfect balance between anarchy and tyranny, rather than right-wing and left-wing. I wouldn't read it again but I would recommend reading it at least once in your lifetime.

Genre: Fiction

Setting: Desert Island


When a bunch of kids get stranded on an island, they must fend for themselves. It's hard, but it's also fun. There are no adults around and they can do whatever they want. They set up an entire system so that they have order while they wait to be rescued. But with no supervision, the kids start to become violent and mindless. As all becomes anarchy, the kids can only hope that a ship will come and save them.

Themes: some government is necessary, don't give into the natural man, know the meaning of freedom, 

Recommended Age: 13 and up

Full Disclosure: This book is violent.

Rating: 4 stars

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