Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Cover imageI recently read Lord of the Flies by William Golding and enjoyed it. This book is about a group of schoolboys stranded on an island after the plane they are on crashes. Immediately when you read the book you meet Ralph and Piggy. Ralph is voted leader after he and Piggy find and blow on a conch shell resulting in the rest of the boys grouping together. Also, throughout the book kids think they see a beast on the island and everyone is scared of it.You also meet Jack Merridew in the beginning of the book. Jack and Ralph later fight over being the chief of the group. Though this book is about a bunch of kids surviving on an island, it has a deeper meaning. I believe this book teaches the reader how a community really works and how an entire group can fall apart if split.
            I recommend Lord of the Flies to anyone who wants an adventure story ,or for anyone who wants to read the book for all its worth. Any way you read it you will find Jack and Ralph's opinions on leadership, Piggy's logical thinking, and the twists of the book very interesting and entertaining

Roshan V.
7th grade
Mrs. Poulton