The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
I am Elizabeth. I love reading, and my favorite book is My Sister’s Keeper. I am in the 8th grade and enjoy dance.
The Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding is 224 pages long. The Lord of the Flies is about some boys ages 6 through 11 who get in a plane crash on a deserted island. There are no other people on the island, and they have no adults with them. The boys have to figure out a way to survive on the island, until they can get help. They have to get their priorities straight, and learn how to grow up and take on responsibilities. The boys have a very hard time trying to work together because many of them have strong personalities and want to be the leader. One part of the book that shows this is when they elect Ralph as leader, Jack and a few other boys aren’t happy with the decision. This leads to a lot of conflict later in the book, because the boys don’t often agree with each other. Both Ralph and Jack want power, but they can’t both lead.
The Lord of the Flies is hard to read because there is a lot of deeper meaning behind simpler parts, and there are also a lot of chaotic parts, especially when the boys fight with each other. Overall I think it was a very great story, but it was very hard to follow along. I read it with my class so there was a lot more collaboration and discussion. I would recommend if you are going to read it, you should read it in a group. I think that everyone should read The Lord of the Flies because it is a very common book, and it is widely talked about.