Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.At the dawn of the next world war
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garraty_mcvries shared a tip "One of my favorite books I’ve ever read. A true classic deserving of its title. Must-read!!"
miserys_return shared a tip "Spectacular classic on the fall of society. Dark and mysterious. One of my favorites! 12+"
grace_w_9764 shared a tip "disturbingly thrilling - had to read it for class - sometimes hard to follow, otherwise a great story."
therese_dambrosia shared a tip "Required reading in middle school that terrified me and had me hooked. We had to watch the movie too."
grace_4566 shared a tip "This is such a classic, it kept me interested for the whole book"
faebae shared a tip "pretty interesting"
jazmyn_coupland shared a tip "the ending is meh for all the build up, but overall, i loved it :)) lots of room for interpretation"
sky_lark shared a tip "Hated this book but it was so good the writing was amazing and the story just pulls you in."
ricky_a shared a tip "Gritty"
hailey_barrera shared a tip "A classic. A hard read, but is overall a great book."
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chezzy_8748 shared a tip "A classic that had me hooked, would rate 7/10"
griffin_gudaitis shared a tip "Who knew it’d be this fun to read about children killing each other?"
kelly_thomas_2514 shared a tip "I read this book in high school it’s a classic and a good read. Reminds me of the show Lost."
gnomio shared a tip "loved it!! gave a great commentary on human behavior"
sara_stasi shared a tip "A classic study of human nature."
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stephanie_peterman shared a tip "An absolute MUST READ for anyone who has *any* interest in the psychology and eternal culture of youth!"
uglymartini13 shared a tip "This is the only book I've read from this author but I did really enjoy it"
tala_muffy shared a tip "It’s a classic and it’s great! Interesting take on human psychology and behavior"
christine_frances_7370 shared a tip "You should! It was a nice read."
riley_ladd_239 shared a tip "A very suspenseful read."
michaela_van_sluytman shared a tip "I've only ever read Lord of the flies but its a classic 🤷🏽♀️"
bridget_97 shared a tip "Brilliant writer! Just a horrible and terrifying story."
Alchemist_Linz shared a tip "I like the book ...I'm too sure if the author is interesting in another book ."
write_read_books shared a tip "It's chilling but not like Stephen King. Yes, it's a "school book" but it has good philosophy and plot."
bryn_burnham shared a tip "the symbolism was fascinating to me!"
bananabug shared a tip "My all time favorite book is Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz☺️"
thenoveltourist shared a tip "Very deep. A classic everyone should read. And read again."
midnightlibrary shared a tip "It's been so long since I've read it 😅 so I don't remember too much of it, but I enjoyed reading it when I was in highschool"
david_carver_544 shared a tip "“What the hell did I just read?” By David Wong"
doug_phipps shared a tip "It is a fantastic read"
michelle_lafferty-jeffrey shared a tip "To be honest this is the only book of his that I have read but I did in joy his writing style for this book."
sheep_blast shared a tip "Read is so long ago, I don't remember. I have to re-read it now."
christian_bradford shared a tip "I love Golding."
becca_vogelpohl shared a tip "This is what happens when a bunch of privileged white boys end up on an island who weren’t raised right in the first place..."
kianna_martinez shared a tip "Very interesting read; very thought provoking. Makes you really ask yourself if you believe people are inherantly good or evil."
beverly_bradshaw_9587 shared a tip "I do not like horror books"
abraham_m_castellon shared a tip "It's a classic....old book but it says alot about us as humans"
bill_turley shared a tip "It's not a happy ending, but it's great!"
john_gill_8139 shared a tip "How would you act if you were stranded on a deserted island."
randi_rost shared a tip "Loved it"
beth_hayes_8236 shared a tip "I can't quite give it a thumbs down, but I did not enjoy it like I thought I would."
bri_1356 shared a tip "heart racing yet symbolizes so much in the world at once"
ving shared a tip "Hard to not enjoy"
marisa_salas shared a tip "You wouldn't truly understand any sitcom or any show without reading this book."
yonah_feld shared a tip "The ending. The scene with the naval commander is just brilliant. How about you?"
alia_styles shared a tip "I’m currently reading The Axeman’s Jazz by Ray Celestin, if you love crime novels I highly recommend this series"
mollie_cameron shared a tip "I'm about to read lotf in my ela class and I've heard it's really good"
kira_bratton_4850 shared a tip "A classic"
cristoin_crumholt shared a tip "Serpent and Dove I just finished recently and now I'm midway through Iron Heart and loving it. You?"
jaime626 shared a tip "Oh yeah it's a book that most people read in high school and right reports on and surprisingly I really liked this one."
tunkerlynn shared a tip "A great commentary on the underlying animalistic nature of our society!#science_fiction #action"
abe_lee shared a tip "Challenger deep is a great coming of age genre using fantasy-like imagery tied to mental health struggles!"
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klaire_elizabeth shared a tip "I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks. Mainly about science, health, or biographies."
michael_holtum shared a tip "A must read."
mary_schmidt_9193 shared a tip "So I've recently gotten into Reese Witherspoon's book club. Loving Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens right now."
nina_balagula shared a tip "Captivating, thrilling, and jaw-dropping"
zymeriah_rhodes shared a tip "I've just finished this one, but I'm now trying to get into The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho"
jacob_evan_3905 shared a tip "The Da Vinci Code, if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it."
avery_corinne_2512025 shared a tip "One of my favorite classics."
james_jarema shared a tip "It's worth it."
lisa_leaheey shared a tip "Oh gosh, it’s been so long since I’ve read it, I can’t pin down a specific scene! Perhaps it’s time for a reread!"
amanda_carter_8283 shared a tip "It's a little under 300 pages I believe. It's been a long time since I read it last."
susan_aivatzidis shared a tip "George Orwell’s 1984 is my favorite book."
dechen_ballantine shared a tip "Right now, I’m reading Me Before You which is romance but my all time favorite book was Pachinko!"
de_ge shared a tip "A thought provoking, but easy read, filled with symbolism and social observation."
julie_sully shared a tip "One of the best books! It visits and revisits the age old question- are we (humans) good or evil? Or are we all capable of both?"
shawna_montgomery shared a tip "So so good! Lots of symbolism in this one!!"
skyblu shared a tip "Absolutely, very good book."
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