Lord of the Flies

William Golding


When the book opens, a plane carrying a group of British boys has crashed on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean. With no adults around, the boys are left to fend for themselves. The boys use a conch shell as a talking stick and Ralph, one of the older boys, becomes chief. They're afraid of a "beast" somewhere on the island and then they decide to build a signal fire using the glasses of a boy nick-named Piggy. But Jack, jealous of Ralph's power, decides the boys should use their energies to hunting food instead of maintaining the signal fire. The boys who are supposed to be tending the fire skip out on their duties to kill a pig. The hunt is very exciting until they realize that the fire went out and a ship passed by without noticing them. Right about this time a dead man attached to a parachute blows in and is mistaken for the beast and the boys begin a huge hunt to kill it. All but Simon hunt for the beast while he is to left to think that they are only afraid of themselves. I wish I could tell you more about the book but Mr. Kennedy would get mad at me.

Favorite Passage

“What I mean is . . . maybe it’s only us”

Spoken by: Simon


The book starts out slow as probably every book does but it progesses quickly and it kept me intrigued. I would highly recommend this book to someone who is fascinated with survival stories.

Works Cited

"CQC." CQC. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2013.