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It tells how kids need adult supervision and if we don't thing might go wrong.
/Sylvester Noble, 14, United States
Physcological adventure into the minds of people who betray civilisation for a simpler life.
/Sam Clifton, 15, United Kingdom
I liked it because it was subtly telling me subconciously that there is a fine line between civility and beastiality and it can be crossed easily but it is difficult to come back again.
/Maeve Mac Laughlin, 13, Ireland
It's a powerful, shocking novel that really forces you to take stock of the society in which you inhabit.
/Rohani, 16, Australia
It speaks honestly and provocatively of the nature of mankind, showing how obvious flaws such as weakness of appearance or character can destroy the greatest of us and how the less obvious flaws such as weakness of honesty or substance can lead to a destruction of morality and the end of a civilisation.
/Natasha Dansey, 15, United Kingdom
I liked it because the way in which Golding describes items is wonderful. And the way he creates the characters of Piggy, Jack, Ralph and Simon. I especially love the irony running through the book, and definitely the irony at the ending.
/Hannah, 16, United Kingdom
It's an awesome story - truly a masterpiece. I really like the novel, it's full of symbolisms and interesting characters with genuine emotions. Once again, it reminded me of the importance of rules and order in our society, otherwise we would be no more than savages.
/Marjun, 21, Philippines
It really had many inner meanings. The most noticed one was survival. What would happen if you leave a bunch of boys on an island without supervision? Also, it symbolizes many things. Roger symbolizes evil in a person, Simon symbolizes good in a person, Ralph symbolizes democracy, and Jack symbolizes the extreme form of communism. I really liked this book, and I would recommend it to anybody.
/Wendy, 13, United States
I like the book beacuse it has a very touching ending. And if I were in this story I'd be sad.
/Charmalie Dasanayake, 16, United States
Awww, it's so sad when my fave character died, I was so sad at that part!
/Donny, 14, United States
It is more of an adventure.
/Don, 16, Afghanistan
It has keen insights into human nature, and because I would like to be on an island like that myself! Also all his characters have reference to Coral Island, Sigmund Freud, Plato, and biblical allusions and even some connections can been seen with an episode of the Twilight Zone.
/Teresa Darcy, 17, United States
I recommend this certain novel because it has had a most striking effect on my capacity of commenting literary texts. It was also an incredible story about life, death and instincts, and leaves the reader with the undoubtable questions: what would i have done? Who can I judge? Which was the mistake? William Golding writes about life exactly as it is, so fiction can be easily mistaken by reality.
/Oana Neagu, 17, Romania
Very demonstrative regarding the dual nature of human beings.
/Dominic Talbot, 22, Canada
If you didn't know this book is one of the most taught all over the world! So you should read it because you will get to learn it sooner or later so you should read it and try to understand it before. All in all I think it is quite a good book because it teaches people that evil and good lies in everyone and it shows us this by using small school boys who at the end act like animals! Even though there are some difficult words and pretty large descriptions it is a straight forward book telling you its purpose. I personally don't like long books and this one isn't that long! And plus, if you don't feel like reading it check on internet ... there are many chapter analyses.
/Jessy, 15, United States
Because, the books makes you think about life. And it really really is a great book.
/Kristin, 14, Estonia
Because I think that it will teach you a lot.
/Robert, 16, United States
Awww, it's so sad wen my fave character dies, I was so sad at that part!!!!!!!
/Donny, 14, United States
'Lord of the Flies' is an interesting novel that illustrates the degeneration of humanity when all external methods of control have been removed. In fact, it demonstrates how easily a system of government can descend into anarchy, and how people will be willing to accept savagery and barbarianism for security.
/Julian Taylor, 16, Australia
Because it is a wonderful book that keeps the reader turning the page, unaware of what is going to happen next. I loved studying this book for English as there are many aspects of it that are intriguing.
/Brenda, 16, Aruba
I think it shows that even though we think we would be better off without our parents, sometimes we will find out that without parents there is utter chaos. I love how they form a society. I think it is ironic that the person who thought the fire was the least is the one who made the fire that saved them in the end. I like the foreshadowing that takes place in the book.
/Celeste Robbins, 15, United States
It isn't the most interesting book to read and it is very hard to get into. But this is my favourite book to talk about and analyse. I love discussing its themes, motifs and characters. Someone could bring out a second. It would be fantastic!!
/Cassie Walker, 16, Australia
Because it's really good and it teaches you a lot of things and I'm reading it in class.
/Koren, 18, Canada
I recommend the book, "Lord of the Flies" because it is a book that is thought provoking. Its symbols give anybody a good ponder. Not only that it's full of suspense and drama. What would a good book be if it weren't engaging? I'm telling you, for the philosopher or the person who loves adventure this is a great read.
/Chanelle Jackson, 15, United States
Yes I loved this book, I could not wait till the next English Literature class I had so I could get stuck in. One of the best books I have read.
/Jasmin Morrison, 15, United Kingdom
I liked this book. It made me sick. I remember being physically ... hell, where's the need for eloquence? I yakked my guts out, at least twice. An odd compliment for sure, but I feel anything that can provoke such a violent reaction, good or bad, deserves an accolade. I recall being ever so glad to be done with that book, putting it on my shelf, satisfied I had learned something. There's always something to be learned from literature, right down to the basic moral principles found in many fairytales. Was it Plato? Said that true learning must come from within. I guess good writers don't preach lessons, they jot down the vessels all the rest of us use to teach ourselves. Golding then, is a good writer.
/Alistair Irwin, 16, Australia
Because it is not just a book you read and then throw out, you have to analyze it and if you do so, it turns out to be a magnificent work of art!! It's amazing how he put all those symbols in it. You are caught by the book from the moment you start reading it until you finish it.
/Ma. Fernanda Rosales, 17, Guatemala
I read this book as a class assignment and it wasn't till I was almost done that I started to appreciate the book for what it was. Golding never came out and said what he meant; he didn't make it that easy! Throughout his novel he used symbols that would otherwise go unnoticed if you did not take the time to look for them therefore it was more than the words on the page. The novel holds a deeper meaning about a thin line between civilization and chaos that sparked thought. Even when I finished the book I still thought about it.
/Sara Boddorf, 14, United States
There are two stories in the book - the adventure story of little boys on the island and the deeper story of rebellion and conformity in society. It was a part of course work in school this year. When I first read it, the horrible descriptions of the 'lord of the flies' and the cruel and heartless murders of Simon & Piggy and the hunt for Ralph by 13~14 year olds seemed to be the work of a psychopath. But further contemplation has revealed the resemblance to the ongoing rebellion against the existing social norms by each generation. Truly, a great piece of work.
/Mandar, 16, United States
I have to study it for my English GCSE in a couple of weeks time. However, studying it hasn't affected my enjoyment of it! I find it fascinating that Golding interweaved so much symbolism into the book. I would recommend it to all leaders of the free world because it could teach everyone a lesson in humanity and the thin line between civilization and chaos, democracy and tyranny.
/H. Tubman, 16, United Kingdom