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Parent reviews for Lord of the Flies

Common Sense says

Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 31 reviews
Adult Written bybooklover29730 December 18, 2013

Great Read

Great book and an easy read. I finished the book in four days. Welcome to a world where kids are stranded on an Island. Meet Jack, Ralph, Roger, Piggy, and Samneric. These characters will captivate you and also break your heart!

This title contains:

Positive Messages
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Adult Written byabbacus September 9, 2016

Not for everyone, but understandably a Classic.

I am personally not a big fan of this book. I think it is an interesting book to think about and discuss, but there wasn't a whole lot to keep me invested in the story. Great concept, decent execution, pretty dry writing. It didn't end where I thought (and hoped) it was going to. I also recommend NOT listening to it on audiobook because William Goulding's voice will drive you nuts!

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Adult Written bynoonelikesbooks February 18, 2019
the book is so bloated with unnecessary words and words that dont make any sense. for example ' a cracked twig and what might be the impression of one side of a hoof. He lowered his chin and stared at the traces as though he would force them to speak to him. Then dog-like, uncomfortably on all fours yet unheeding his discomfort, he stole forward five yards and stopped. Here was loop of creeper with a tendril pendant from a node. The tendril was polished on the underside' its too bloated and is not worthwhile for todays kids to read