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Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies: New Educational Edition | William Golding
A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.
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hannah-leeloo
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Another cool bookmark find I wished to share. I love how its reading the tagged book lol. Great design. Happy reading and weekend everyone 📚❤️📖 #gothic #bookmark #spider #reading

Cupcake12 So intricate x 2w
Gissy Unique!😍🕷🕸📚 2w
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Mayfairdom
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
Mehso-so

It‘s a alright book with some good moments and it presents its themes effectively but it fails to make these moments more effective by developing the characters more. This is one of the problems of books like this where it almost feels like the author cares so much about the theme topic or message that a lot of other things feel lacking. 6-7/10 you should only pick it up if you‘ve some interest in what it covers otherwise find another read.

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BarkingMadRead
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Finished listening to the tagged book for a couple hours while doing a puzzle, and checked on our backyard 🙄 it will be fine, the hubs said. I‘ll remove the cushions, the hubs said. #itsnotfine #hedidnotremovethecushions #mandown #iknowitsnotthatbigadeal #hopefullytheworstthathappens #ianisdumb ##tropicalstormian #imfeelingwhiny #isurvivedsandy #thisisnothing

Ruthiella I‘d like to see #hedidnotremovethecushions become a meme or maybe a rallying cry! 😂 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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#OnThisDay in 1954 William Golding's Lord of the Flies was published. After being rejected by 21 publishers, the book was released to mediocre critical reviews and low sales. But over the next decade, critical and public acclaim grew and by the mid-60's the book was being taught in schools and had sold enough copies to allow Golding to leave his 20 year teaching career in favour of a full time writing life. #HistoryGetsLIT

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OriginalCyn620
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Panpan

This is one classic that I did not enjoy when I read it in school (can‘t remember if it was MS or HS) and I didn‘t enjoy it this time around. It‘s just a no for me! It‘s kinda brutal but also boring, at least to me. But it‘s thought-provoking…would a group of kids, any kids, eventually descend into chaos and brutality if left on their own?

Got a really cute wooden bookmark out of it, thanks to the challenge book!

#bookspinbingo - free space

Ruthiella I found reading this book to be unpleasant. Maybe I‘m a wimp. 😂 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I remember hating this book in high school. 😅 4mo
OriginalCyn620 @Ruthiella @TheAromaofBooks I‘m glad I‘m not alone in this! 4mo
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Argon
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Pickpick

Saw this in the library and had the urge to re-read it. Had a break from work this week, so I settled in to read and didn‘t want to put the book down! It‘s been 8 or 9 years since I read it back in grade school and I had forgotten some of the details, so they struck me all over again.
As before, I found it an enjoyable and thought-provoking read!
9/10

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"The thing is — fear can't hurt you any more than a dream."

A sick little book indeed.

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Dylan.Gallant
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Mehso-so

The lord of the flies tells a story of a group@of boys who get stuck on an island. They first start with a semi-organized life but by themselves they eventually start to become more savage and brutal.
The theme of the book could be the struggle between living a peaceful and organized life and turning to primitive people
I quite liked the book as it had been quite deep and added some interesting perspective

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Dylan! This post was on POV and so your mark is 4/6! If you have Ms. Omilon next year, you will be reading this novel for 20-1! 6mo
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Sharv_Sona
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Before I begin with writing a review for the book, I would like to profusely thank @Reyzl for introducing this book to me, and yes, now that I have read this book I agree on that fact that there should be a play for this book.
Now, coming to the actual book review. I thought that this book was outstanding and completely breathtaking. In the past days, I hadn't had much time to read, but last night I read through it and it was amazing. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5!

Reyzl Woohoo!! 😍👏🏻 I knew that you would like it!! It‘s an amazing book, scary at times and disturbing, but it truly makes one reflect about human behaviour and social norms. (edited) 7mo
Sharv_Sona @Reyzl Precisely! A truly reflective book, sprinkled with a bit of trauma! 7mo
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Lisalucy
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Mehso-so

I picked up this book in an effort to improve my knowledge and it did that . This book kept me at my toes but also disturbed me in many ways. However I do believe it is an accurate yet sad description of what would happen to people in the situation of being stranded on an island . #16 read an authors debut novel

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Sharv_Sona
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It feels like it‘s been ages since I‘ve read something other than my notes! Haven‘t had much time to read because it‘s the end of the school year and the tests are weighing down on us :( But I‘m glad that I‘m back to reading!

So excited to start this one! Also, thank you @Reyzl as you are the one who recommended this book to me! :)

Reyzl My pleasure!! I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did @Sharv_Sona It‘s one of the books that I have more vivid images of. The way it is narrated and the characters‘ development transform the text into images in a unique way. Please, let me know when you finish it, and we can discuss it. (edited) 7mo
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rachelshareex
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
Pickpick

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BarkingMadRead
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#currentlisten on the way to Savannah! Read by the author.

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Auntynanny
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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Mehso-so

This one was just okay.

Jenken1998 This book freaked me out as a teen.. never been able to go back to it. 😆 7mo
Auntynanny @Jenken1998 Have you read “Beauty Queens,“ by Libba Bray? It's been described as the female version of Lord of the Flies. It's really good! 7mo
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ReadingEnvy
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Mehso-so

I expected there to be memorable characters and there are - Simon, Ralph, Piggy, Roger, etc. - I don't think I expected some of the ethereal writing that I encountered. It made me wish I was reading the same author on different content

rwmg May I recommend "The Inheritors"? Neanderthals watch Cro-Magnons move into their territory. Personally, I prefer it to LOTF. 8mo
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Blueberry
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😆😆😆

jimfields3 That‘s awesome! 8mo
WJCintron 😂 😂 😂 8mo
DGRachel Love it! 😂 8mo
LindaLappin clever 8mo
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Madelpadel
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More school reading- I haven't read this book since I chugged through it all in one day in high school in order to write my summer essay the day before school started. Reading it through an appreciative adult lens is already so much more enjoyable. Oh- and I have a puppy this time, too :-)

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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book16
Every time I read this book, I enjoy it a little bit more. While I'm not sure my students got much out of it, I still find myself surprised by the lengths the boys in this book go to in order to survive and assert their dominance over the others.

Alfoster I think they will later though. Mine always did after the fact. And I always had to explain to parents there wasn‘t cannibalism in the book!😳 10mo
marleed When I first read this (back when we called them junior highs) there were no videos or access to R or even PG-13 rated visual content. I was horrified what happened in this book. Every reread (there‘s been several) brings me back to that junior high experience. 10mo
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LisaLovesToRead
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Pickpick

I‘ve always intended to read this. It was thought provoking.

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Reyzl

“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.”

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Reyzl
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What happens when a group of young boys find themselves alone and stranded on a deserted island? How do they organise themselves without any adults? Can the innocence of childhood turn into pure violence?

A highly recommended read for any age and a dream of mine to do a theatre adaptation at school. What do you say @Sharv_Sona @Lovelylottereader and @AnnaSummer7 ?

Sharv_Sona This book had been on TBR for so long! I might read it soon! And about the play, I‘ll see if the student council can help, as we were generally planning a play, but don‘t hold your breath. :) 13mo
Reyzl I love it and have read it twice! I also have the playscript and I was planning to do the play with 3B, in our first unit, but time did not allow. Let‘s talk at school with the other readers and we may get good ideas☺️ 13mo
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shawnmooney
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Bklover Tee hee! 😅 13mo
vivastory 😂 😂 13mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 13mo
TrishB 😂😂 13mo
Bookzombie 😂😂 13mo
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Anoukeboek
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Pickpick

I must say this book kept shocking me, as it went on. Whether it contains the true nature of humankind or not, it makes a great story. It is interesting how different the characters respond to fear and uncertainty, which is something very real. Knowing that Golding had difficulties with his role in the war that just ended, lets us understand the plot better.
Nevertheless, even without all that, it's still a nice story. Would recommend!

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CoffeeNBooks
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#FallTreasures Where to build the #Bonfire, and how to keep it going, are just a few of the things that Jack, Ralph, Piggy, and the other boys argue about.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Great choice!! 1y
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pagesthatpurr
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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Pickpick

The pig slaughter and the rawness of human emotions in this classic book haunted me. The existence of violence and assertion of power in some of the characters young heads bothered me. I had to pause reading several times, very vivid writing.

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Nessavamusic
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Today‘s #LittensDressedinBlood prompt:

“Come little children”

This book I had to read in school came to mind. Horrible horrible children.

MidnightBookGirl This is legit. It's troubling, really, that they made us read this in school. One of the reasons I would never have gone on a plane trip with my classmates. 1y
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TheBookHippie
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I loathe this book
It remains required reading 😂😫🙄🤫😜
It‘s that time of year 😩😩

If you like this book so sorry 😅

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Aww, one of my faves! But we can‘t all like the same books, and thank goodness! 😅 I do like the cover for the one on the left. My old copy isn‘t very eye-catching at all. 1y
TheBookHippie @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 😂😂 it‘s the library copy I take out every year -the other is my new copy that most of the kids buy so I wanted to check it out. 1y
TheBookHippie @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Also I can recommend the cover you like -the penguin version, and it has deckled pages! It has a ton of extras that I find helpful. 1y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oooh, deckled pages! 😍🤤 I may have to replace my old copy now… 1y
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m with you! I cannot articulate how much I LOATHE it too. 1y
Sargar114 I am with you! 🤮 1y
TheBookHippie @CoverToCoverGirl solidarity ✊🏼 1y
TheBookHippie @Sargar114 is it improper to teach kids to throw books ? Asking for a friend 🤫 1y
IamIamIam I bought this more than 20 years ago & still haven't gotten to it... lol, maybe the Little Free Library could use a copy! 😂 1y
jewright It made me feel sick to my stomach the first time I read it. My students usually don‘t seem to mind it though. 1y
Palimpsest I read it as a sophomore in high school and the only good thing I learned from this book was symbolism in novels by using names. I absolutely hate this book. We watched the film too. Memories I wish I could erase. I‘ve since read that the author regretted writing it that he found it “boring and crude.” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/aug/30/william-golding-john-carey-review 1y
TheBookHippie @Palimpsest I‘ll bring it to the next English Dept meeting 😂😂😂😂 I loathe it soooo much. Poor kids. 1y
GingerAntics I love that book. It‘s an interesting look at what adults think kids are like (little tiny greedy, messed up adults). Never mind science says life would be very different if we put the kids in charge, but whatever. I liked the adventure of it, and I‘m still trying to figure out how they picked up a conch shell and could blow it like a horn with no practice, help, or instruction. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics my son loves it too!😂😅😱 1y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I feel like it says more about Golding than human nature, but that‘s just me. 1y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics Totally agree! 1y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie is he particularly twisted or something? What kind of horrible childhood did he have? So curious. 1y
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NataliePatalie
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I'm really into Schitt's Creek right now 😂

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I love Dan Levy, but I could not get into Schits Creek!! On a completely different note, the word thrice makes me think of my dad‘s dad who put me in my place when I got sassy with him and told him to stop making up words in the middle of a conversation 😂 2y
LiteraryinLawrence I love SC too! 2y
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Ben Santhosh
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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I like the book a lot. Very interesting to read. The book made me think a lot after I read the book and still now. I would recommend reading this book to people who asks me.

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Addison_Reads
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#SpringSentiments Day 13 @Eggs

One of my favorite books has an #Officious character, Jack.

Eggs Excellent choice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Azy.K
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Bailedbailed

Why would they make kids read this in school? I‘ve been trying to read this book since early March. 100 pages in and I can‘t be asked to invest any more time to find out what these little pissants end up doing to Piggy. Bitch, bye. I‘m bailing.

Kris10H That is a stunning cover! 2y
marleed I read this in 7th grade. It was well before VCR‘s and we didn‘t even have cable so it was easily the most shocking thing I ever read. If my dad (single parent) knew I was reading it or it‘s impact, we might have read together. As it was - I was on my own - and gutted. ...In fact, sneaking The Exorcist a few months later for an overnight read was easy in comparison! 2y
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LapReader
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Mehso-so

Scores from my building‘s book exchange from a while back.

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Patchshank
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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Jessieleah 🤣 2y
Aims42 LOL! 2y
Lcsmcat 😂 2y
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Bradleygirl 👌👌👌👌👌 2y
Reggie Lolol 2y
KathyWheeler 😄 2y
SamAnne Love this. 2y
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JacintaMCarter
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Pickpick

#2021Book14
This is my third time reading and teaching this book, and I enjoy it a little more every time.

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Marni
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Never read it in high school, so it‘s been on my list forever. Glad I finally read it, but just not my cup of tea. #read2021

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ajmayorquin
Mehso-so

I can see why it‘s a classic. Great at teaching about human nature and the need for social structure.

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Marni
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I‘m finally reading this. I can‘t believe I‘ve never read it. Trying to really tackle my TBR this year

reading_rainbow Great cover 😍 2y
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Babydee2010
Mehso-so

I did Lord of the Flies for my 4th listed for book spin. Decent book. Read it to say I did but I also read it for my 52 books in 52 weeks. This would be the fourth book I read this year. This was prompt number 4 an author that is deceased #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! Hating this one in high school haha 2y
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Kym1988
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I found it quite difficult to work out which of the characters was talking sometimes, so it was a little frustrating to read. However, the character of Piggy made up for any disappointments...what a cutie!

Sad at the end when it hits home that the islanders are just lost, scared and homesick kids. But some do commit murder!

Not the best book I've read but a nice short descriptive read.

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freeatlast1137
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Pickpick

A group of boys crash land on an island.

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kgriffith
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Listening at 2.0 speed to finish a couple more books before the year is out 😂

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Mehso-so

I am constantly in awe (not positive) at what we assign children to read in school. The book is slow to start, the kids are weird. Why they are so fascinated by making rules and cleaning them selves up... What a different time this was. Then throw in the violence. What an interesting ride.
I do find it annoying, the author writes he couldn't write the story with girls because....

ChaoticMissAdventures You cannot have an island with boys and girls because that brings sex onto it. The children are as young as 6! What a lame and weird excuse. 2y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Having coffee and a sunrise as I start this classic.

Cuilin Great picture 🌅 2y
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Texreader
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LeahBergen I read about this a while ago. So bizarre! 😮 2y
Butterfinger I enjoy reading the articles you find. 2y
Texreader @Butterfinger Thank you! If their book related articles and I find them fascinating then I like to share. I enjoy finding new books that way too 2y
Texreader @LeahBergen Me too; who knew?! It made one of the top 3 articles read on GetPocket this year. 2y
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Cazxxx
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Another bargain my son found in a charity shop, he‘s getting good at this 😃
Can you believe I‘ve never read this book? I think it‘ll be the next in line

TheNeverendingTBR It's really great this one! 2y
Chrissyreadit That cover is a perfect representation of the book! 2y
Cazxxx @TheNeverendingTBR looking forward to it! 2y
Cazxxx @Chrissyreadit can‘t wait to start it! 2y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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#fridayfunwith451
I‘ve always been an avid reader, but I always hated the books we were made to read in school. I was ahead in my reading level, so I always felt like the books were too easy, too boring, or sometimes I‘d already read them. Lord of the Flies hooked me from the beginning. The teacher lead open, in-depth discussions and the other students actually participated for once. I love this book so, SO much, it‘s one of the few I will reread.

451Degrees We never read the book but watched the movie (idk why🤷🏻‍♀️) but I thought it was quite profound! Thanks for the tag!💙 2y
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