Lord of the Flies review

Alyscia Patton, Fine Arts Editor

“Lord of the Flies” was published on September 17, 1954, and was written by William Golding.
Children would be sent out of England to safer places during World War II. While on a plane, many young boys, all 12-years-old or under, crash land on an island in the Pacific Ocean and have to
learn to live without adults.

Ralph becomes the leader of the boys and tries to keep a fire going throughout the entire book. Piggy is down-to-Earth and tries to be the voice of reason. Simon is kind, smart, and likes to keep to himself. Jack is a bit self-absorbed and a hunter. As the story unfolds, the island will have certain effects on all of them.

I loved this book, and it’s one of the best I’ve read. It teaches the reader why it is
important to maintain a civilian lifestyle instead of giving into savagery and that there’s a little
bad in every person. It shows that no one is a perfect human being.

It had a decent amount of foreshadowing without actually giving away anything that
would happen later in the book. The characters were easy to like or hate, and it had a good
amount of plot twists. It was just enough to keep the reader interested, but not to the point where
it made the reader mad.

I do not recommend this book for younger audiences. It’s more appropriate for middle
and high schoolers.