Lord of the Flies

William Golding

Shelfie Score: 35%

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Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages: 176


Since it’s 1st publication in 1954, Golding's classic debut has remained a stark assessment of civilisation, survival and universal human nature. When an aeroplane crash lands on a remote desert island, a group of schoolboys are the only survivors. Each of them tried to establish control as the savagery and futility of their circumstances sets in - from prophetic Simon and virtuous Ralph to lovable Piggy and brutish Jack. The cast is gripping and sympathetic, the story brutal yet hopeful as it a...

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Hannah Ellsworth

This was one of my favourite books that I read in high school, and I've revisited it again a few times since. I love the exploration into some of its darker themes and have found it to be one of those stories that has stayed with me, and probably always will.


Do not leave your kids to their own devices. There will be blood.


Bookaxe Characteristics for Lord of the Flies

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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