I had to read this book for school. Before we read it I had heard that is was horrible or that it was great. So I finally I got to decide. There were things I enjoyed in the book and things that I didn’t enjoy so much.
When a plane crashes on an island young British school boys are left to take care of themselves. There are no adults and at first this seems like a paradise to the children. Then they start to realize that someone needs to organize them into a society till they are rescued. Ralph the main character is elected to be chief of the island. Jack thinks he deserves to be chief because he thinks he could be a hunter and feed everyone. Through the whole novel Jack and Ralph fight to be leader. Soon enough they split into two groups and these innocent British school boys turn into blood thirsty savages.
First I want to say what I liked about this novel. When I am reading a novel I usually don’t pay a lot of attention to how the dialogue is written. Most the time, the dialogue is plain and things seem to repeat themselves. NOT IN THIS NOVEL. This novel is filled with words made up by the children. For example they call the little ones littluns and the big ones biguns. Also the symbolism is amazing; all the names and things they find on the island symbolize something deeper in the world. In addition the boys turn into savages without parents and rules, and you see the savage inside a human.
I did not like the intensity of this novel. It was too much for me to imagine all this happening to these boys. The dialogue was great but most the time it was difficult to find out who was saying it. Even when some of the boys are hallucinating it is hard to understand what is going on.
Overall, I do not recommend this book. If you are searching for a book about young savage boys then definitely pick it up and I hope you enjoy it, but average readers would not enjoy this novel.
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