Lord of the flies


‘If you like your books to have gripping and believable characters with a plot second to none, then Lord of the Flies is for you’

What would you do, when you’ve to flee your home town because of a war? The only thing on your mind is a safe destination. The moment you leave your home town you just want everything to be over, you’ve seen enough. You think you’re going to be okay, but everything doesn’t always goes as it’s supposed to be.

Lord of the flies is a interesting story about a group of boys aged 6 – 12 who were in a plane crash. The plane was supposed to bring the passengers to safety. The survivors of the crash end up on a uninhibited island without parents, rules and without any idea’s how to survive. There are a lot of dangers on this island and they need to figure out how they’re going to get back to the mainland. They come up with smart ideas to stay alive, elect leaders and set rules.”Rules are made to be broken” is an often used sentence by children, and that’s exactly what happens. This leads to disagreements. And disagreements come along with consequences.

William Golding (1911 – 1993 )
After 21 rejections, Golding finally published his first novel: ‘lord of the flies’  in 1954. This is still his most read novel. He wrote the book because of the horror he had been through in the Second World War. The book has been made into a movie twice, by Peter Brook (1963) and by Harry Hook (1990). People who compare the book and the movie all agree that the book is way better. I read the book and watched the movie, and I totally agree.

I would recommend Lord of the flies to teenagers; your gender doesn’t matter, as long as you’re into adventure and mystery. If you’re more into happy endings, romance or innocent books Lord of the flies is not your book. I can promise you; this book has such a touching story, and stays exciting throughout the whole book! You’ll finish the book in no time, because once you’ll start reading you’ll be hooked. Don’t believe me? See for yourself!

Harro Schwencke V5e


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