Lord of the Flies Book Review

Lord of the Flies book review
Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, is an excellent book. It is a quick read and is difficult to put down. The few times I was forced to set the book down, I was left wondering, “What is going to happen next?” or “that really just happened?” This increased my interest to read for when I had the time. So, now you’re probably thinking, “Wow, I need to read this book!” Well you probable want to know what the books about first.
Lord of the Flies is a book about a group of kids who are stranded on an island with no adults. These kids are young. They are not even old enough to go to high school, so they have had very little experience living on their own. Golding instantly captured my interest and kept it throughout the book. After the first chapter I thought, “What, only kids on the island? How can they survive?” To add to the suspense, one of the smaller boys reports seeing a beast. This causes the boys to be scared for their lives. It also cause me to be scared for their lives. I mean a beast? These kids don’t stand a chance against a beast. For the remainder of the book, the children are forced to learn survival skills. Some of these skills include hunting and making fire. Again, these are kids! They have to learn the skill of killing to continue their existence. Most children their age are learning skills in sports, how to play an instrument, or academically; not these kids. On top of their struggle to remain alive, the boys also try to remain civil. They do this by making rules and voting for a leader. Ralph is voted their main leader but Jack is a major leader too. The leaders differentiating views on how they should spend their time on the island creates a huge conflict. Through this conflict, The boys begin to lose their civility and for the majority of the book I was left wondering if they would regain their civility, or continue acting like savages.
Golding’s main purpose in writing Lord of the Flies was to get...