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Lord of the Flies - William Golding, Lois Lowry & Jennifer Buehler

Lord of the Flies

By William Golding, Lois Lowry & Jennifer Buehler

  • Release Date: 1959-07-27
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
From 3,689 Ratings


Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.
This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.

At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.



    By Prophet Amos
    It details how a complete dictaorship is a catastrophe, which leads to death and destruction to all those, who disagree or nonconform.
  • Overrated.

    By Ozcrome
    I never had the occasion to read this in school, but I recall many of my classmates being somewhat fond of it. Years later, I decided to read it wondering what I had missed. I realized as I was midway through the final chapter that I had missed nothing. This book is highly overrated.
  • Violent much?....

    By 一只宝贵的香蕉神
    Loved the book and how it showed the darkest aspects of human cruelty in desperate times, but hated the violence in the book (especially the part about *spoiler* Piggy’s doom). Piggy’s part REEEEAAAALLY creeped me out.....
  • It wasn’t bad

    By Mia_Walker
    The book wasn’t terrible! Butt it took me a minute to get into it. Saying this, once you do, you’ll never be able to put it down.
  • Amazing book

    By Elizabeth❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    There should be a sequel

    By annoyingorange823
    I hate this book. I was bored reading this. The chapters are too long, they said a swear word, none of the characters are telling the story, and I didn’t even understand the words I last read. What does this mean!? This book is terrible. Who would want a big fatty as the main character!? I didn’t even want to read lord of the flies. This the most retarded and dumbest book ever. I didn’t even want to read it. So boring👎 BOO. My dad forced me to read lord of the flies!!! if I would build a time machine, I would travel back to the year 1959 and tell the author to not make this crap. Never again. I would prefer something else like: hatchet.
  • Great Book

    By TMAC1977
    If you rated this low, it is because you don’t understand the meaning of the book. It is about the fragility of society and civilization dissolving. It represents a juxtaposition between orderly democracy and chaotic dictatorship. If you found it boring, you are exactly like Jack and his savages, bored with life. This book is meant to make you feel bad, so you can question how you live.
  • Perfect

    By 💠Shelbs444💠
    I loved the fact that this book greatly shows how an improper government could lead to the revelation of the animal instincts inside us. While it was dark and brutal, I love the different messages that each character represented, and that it would be a great teaching lesson for any major event that could mirror what would happen. Everyone should read it, not because it’s a classic, but because there’s a lesson to be learned throughout every chapter, and it all starts in Chapter 1.
  • lord of flies

    By nataliemzanke
    I enjoyed this book very much but the ending was shocking and disappointing to me. I feel there could have been a more exciting way to end the book. I was definitely shocked by the ending but it was not at all how i wanted the book to end. Other than the ending i loved he thrill and message of the story.
  • lord of the flies

    By bsbsbshxh
    this book is the best book i have ever read i have only read 5 book cover to cover but this one is the best