- Author Lord of the Flies
The basic premise is a plane crash and a group of boys of varying ages stranded on a deserted island. They start off well, organising themselves into groups, making sure they can survive. They sort out hunters and people to keep the fire going, they participate in regular meetings, but as time goes on and minds start bending, the group begin to disintegrate.
Ralph and Jack are the main two, starting as irritants to each other and ending up as leaders of rival groups and mortal enemies. All the boys are portrayed well and it’s interesting to see how they react without the presence of adults.
The very start of the book was a little confusing for me, and setting up the storyline took a moment to get used to. Overall, it was good, although I’m not sure I would give it rave reviews.