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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

Author William Golding

Pages 224

Publisher Penguin

Published Date 1959-07-27

ISBN 1101158107 9781101158104

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jennifer_johnston_7706 shared a tip "A classic, a good read with a good underlying message."

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chezzy_8748 shared a tip "A classic that had me hooked, would rate 7/10"

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griffin_gudaitis shared a tip "Who knew it’d be this fun to read about children killing each other?"

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emily_heisler shared a tip "Intebse read"

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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."

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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!"

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sky_lark shared a tip "Hated this book but it was so good the writing was amazing and the story just pulls you in."

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sara_stasi shared a tip "A classic study of human nature."

shabana_kalladi shared a tip "Disturbing but loved it . Reread 15 years later and loved it again"

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uglymartini13 shared a tip "This is the only book I've read from this author but I did really enjoy it"

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michael_holtum shared a tip "A must read."

melissa_lewis_2559 shared a tip "This was required reading my Senior year in English class"

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tunkerlynn shared a tip "A great commentary on the underlying animalistic nature of our society!#science_fiction #action"

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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."

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nina_balagula shared a tip "Captivating, thrilling, and jaw-dropping"

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jacob_evan_3905 shared a tip "The Da Vinci Code, if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it."

charla_harbour shared a tip "Liked the plot"

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riley_ladd_239 shared a tip "A very suspenseful read."

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gnomio shared a tip "loved it!! gave a great commentary on human behavior"

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Alchemist_Linz shared a tip "I like the book ...I'm too sure if the author is interesting in another book ."

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bridget_97 shared a tip "Brilliant writer! Just a horrible and terrifying story."

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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."

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bryn_burnham shared a tip "the symbolism was fascinating to me!"

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bananabug shared a tip "My all time favorite book is Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz☺️"

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cristoin_crumholt shared a tip "Serpent and Dove I just finished recently and now I'm midway through Iron Heart and loving it. You?"

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therese_dambrosia shared a tip "Required reading in middle school that terrified me and had me hooked. We had to watch the movie too."

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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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."

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calikov shared a tip "Pig head pig head pig head"

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klaire_elizabeth shared a tip "I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks. Mainly about science, health, or biographies."

zymeriah_rhodes shared a tip "I've just finished this one, but I'm now trying to get into The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho"

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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."

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thenoveltourist shared a tip "Very deep. A classic everyone should read. And read again."

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susan_aivatzidis shared a tip "George Orwell’s 1984 is my favorite book."

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dechen_ballantine shared a tip "Right now, I’m reading Me Before You which is romance but my all time favorite book was Pachinko!"

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doug_phipps shared a tip "It is a fantastic read"

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michaela_van_sluytman shared a tip "I've only ever read Lord of the flies but its a classic 🤷🏽‍♀️"

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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."

christian_bradford shared a tip "I love Golding."

jodie_chapdelain shared a tip "I didn’t recommend this book!"

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sheep_blast shared a tip "Read is so long ago, I don't remember. I have to re-read it now."

yadi_1220 shared a tip "Such a classic novel, it’s own Neverland without pirates and females."

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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."

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miserys_return shared a tip "Spectacular classic on the fall of society. Dark and mysterious. One of my favorites! 12+"

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"

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mollie_cameron shared a tip "I'm about to read lotf in my ela class and I've heard it's really good"

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bill_turley shared a tip "It's not a happy ending, but it's great!"

dennis_coates shared a tip "Errie and quite chilling"

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deleted_user_1600965665571 shared a tip "It was so long ago when I read it."

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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..."

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bri_1356 shared a tip "heart racing yet symbolizes so much in the world at once"

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randi_rost shared a tip "Loved it"

berenice_5104 shared a tip "-gave literal chills, climax kept rising"

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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."

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ving shared a tip "Hard to not enjoy"

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marisa_salas shared a tip "You wouldn't truly understand any sitcom or any show without reading this book."

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yonah_feld shared a tip "The ending. The scene with the naval commander is just brilliant. How about you?"

karyn_morton shared a tip "I liked the conflict and the exploration of testing morals."

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kira_bratton_4850 shared a tip "A classic"

ryleigh_hornsmith shared a tip "It was good"

grace_w_9764 shared a tip "disturbingly thrilling - had to read it for class - sometimes hard to follow, otherwise a great story."

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