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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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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! 2w
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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) 1mo
Sharv_Sona @Reyzl Precisely! A truly reflective book, sprinkled with a bit of trauma! 1mo
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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) 1mo
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rachelshareex
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BarkingMadRun
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#currentlisten on the way to Savannah! Read by the author.

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Auntynanny
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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. 😆 2mo
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! 2mo
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ReadingEnvy
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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. 2mo
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Blueberry
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😆😆😆

jimfields3 That‘s awesome! 3mo
WJCintron 😂 😂 😂 3mo
DGRachel Love it! 😂 3mo
LindaLappin clever 3mo
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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!😳 4mo
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. 4mo
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LisaLovesToRead
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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. :) 7mo
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☺️ 7mo
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shawnmooney
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Bklover Tee hee! 😅 8mo
vivastory 😂 😂 8mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 8mo
TrishB 😂😂 8mo
Bookzombie 😂😂 8mo
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Anoukeboek
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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!! 9mo
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pagesthatpurr
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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. 9mo
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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. 10mo
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. 10mo
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. 10mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oooh, deckled pages! 😍🤤 I may have to replace my old copy now… 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m with you! I cannot articulate how much I LOATHE it too. 10mo
Sargar114 I am with you! 🤮 10mo
TheBookHippie @CoverToCoverGirl solidarity ✊🏼 10mo
TheBookHippie @Sargar114 is it improper to teach kids to throw books ? Asking for a friend 🤫 10mo
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! 😂 10mo
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. 10mo
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 10mo
TheBookHippie @Palimpsest I‘ll bring it to the next English Dept meeting 😂😂😂😂 I loathe it soooo much. Poor kids. 10mo
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. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 10mo
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics my son loves it too!😂😅😱 10mo
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I feel like it says more about Golding than human nature, but that‘s just me. 10mo
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics Totally agree! 10mo
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie is he particularly twisted or something? What kind of horrible childhood did he have? So curious. 10mo
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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 😂 1y
LiteraryinLawrence I love SC too! 1y
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Ben Santhosh
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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 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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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! 1y
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! 1y
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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
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Jessieleah 🤣 1y
Aims42 LOL! 1y
Lcsmcat 😂 1y
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Bradleygirl 👌👌👌👌👌 1y
Reggie Lolol 1y
KathyWheeler 😄 1y
SamAnne Love this. 1y
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JacintaMCarter
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#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
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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 😍 1y
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Babydee2010
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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 1y
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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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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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JacqMac
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I was helping my kid with his homework. He was studying Lord of the Flies and the Canadian government. I said, “I really liked that book. I didn‘t know you were reading it.” To which he replied, “Oh, we aren‘t reading it. We watched the movie.” The. Movie. I‘m now building him some stacks from my shelves, for reading at home. Because... the movie... really?

BiblioLitten Good thinking! 2y
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CaffeineAndCandy
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ғɪʀsᴛ ʙᴏᴏᴋ ᴏғ #CrushtheRush ʀᴇᴀᴅᴀᴛʜᴏɴ. ɪᴛ ᴡᴀs ᴀ ʀᴇʀᴇᴀᴅ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴍɪᴅᴅʟᴇ sᴄʜᴏᴏʟ. ᴏʀ ᴡᴀs ɪᴛ ʜɪɢʜ sᴄʜᴏᴏʟ? ᴀɴʏʜᴏᴡ ɪᴛ's ᴀ ɢʀᴇᴀᴛ sᴛᴏʀʏ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴀ ɢʀᴏᴜᴘ ᴏғ ᴋɪᴅs, ᴀʟʟ ʙᴏʏs, ᴡʜᴏsᴇ ᴘʟᴀɴᴇ ᴄʀᴀsʜᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴀʀᴇ sᴛᴜᴄᴋ ᴏɴ ᴀɴ ɪsʟᴀɴᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ɴᴏ ᴀᴅᴜʟᴛs. ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴍᴜsᴛ sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ ᴀʟʟ ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴡʜᴀᴛ sᴇᴇᴍs ɴᴏ ʜᴏᴘᴇ ᴏғ ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ. ɪᴛ ʙᴇᴄᴏᴍᴇs ᴀ sᴏʀᴛ ᴏғ sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴀʟ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ғɪᴛᴛᴇsᴛ ᴛᴏᴡᴀʀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɴᴅɪɴɢ. ʀᴇᴍɪɴɪsᴄᴇɴᴛ ᴏғ ʜᴜɴɢᴇʀ ɢᴀᴍᴇs ʙᴜᴛ ᴡɪᴛʜ ɴᴏ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴇᴛɪᴛɪᴏɴ. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 1/2

BookNAround I tried to reread this when my oldest had to read it for school since I read it myself in 8th grade. I opened the book and immediately had flashes of Piggy‘s fate and I just couldn‘t go on. Pretty potent book to have stayed with me for so very long! (I loved it when I read it and all 3 of my kids hated it. 🤷🏻‍♀️) 2y
CaffeineAndCandy ɪ ʀᴇᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀᴇᴅ ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜɪs ʙᴏᴏᴋ ᴡʜᴇɴ ɪ ᴘɪᴄᴋᴇᴅ ɪᴛ ᴜᴘ. ᴀʟʟ ɪ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ʀᴇᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ᴡᴀs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴘɪɢɢʏ's ɢʟᴀssᴇs ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ... ɪᴛ ᴡᴀs sᴀᴅ ᴛᴏ ʀᴇᴀᴅ ɪᴛ ᴀʟʟ ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴀɢᴀɪɴ @BookNAround 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I missed this one growing up. Maybe I'll suggest it for the #ThatsClassic group in 2021. 2y
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DebinHawaii
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The finished soup: “Lord of the Fries” Seasoned Pan-Fried Gnocchi in Creamy Garlic Broth. I couldn‘t find my copy of Lord of the Flies, the book the brewpub garlic fries seasoning blend is named after, but the soup more than makes up for that—it was so good I practically licked the bowl. 😋This is the 2nd recipie that I developed for #BlendsBash2020 a blogging event for.@BookClubCookbook & their pun-named book, song & TV blends.
Recipe link👇🏻

Heideschrampf Don‘t sound too bad! I might try a gnocci/soup combination at some point this fall. Thanks for sharing! 2y
julesG @Heideschrampf Just what I thought. I even have Gnocchi in the fridge. Garlic though... I just put my last few cloves into the ground, hoping to harvest some next year. 2y
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Soubhiville This sounds like a perfect winter soup. I‘m going to try it! 2y
AmyG YUM! 2y
Linsy Love gnocchi! 😍😍😍 2y
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CaffeineAndCandy
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ᴛᴇɴᴛᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴛʙʀ ᴘɪʟᴇ ғᴏʀ ɴᴏᴠᴇᴍʙᴇʀ's ᴀɴᴅ ᴅᴇᴄᴇᴍʙᴇʀ's #CrushTheRush ʀᴇᴀᴅᴀᴛʜᴏɴ @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick ᴛʜᴀɴᴋs sᴏ ᴍᴜᴄʜ ғᴏʀ ʜᴏsᴛɪɴɢ. ɢʀᴇᴀᴛ 👍 ɪᴅᴇᴀ!

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Looks like a great stack. Good luck! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy ɪ'ᴍ ɢᴏɴɴᴀ ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ʙᴏᴏᴋs ғᴏʀ ᴅᴇᴄᴇᴍʙᴇʀ. 2y
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Mccall0113
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My 15 year old daughter said she wished this was on her school reading list for this year. So, Merry Christmas!

Curiouser_and_curiouser Love it! I bought both of my daughters quite a few books each for Christmas also 🎅 1y
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DGRachel
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A disturbing story about a group of boys stranded on an island. After reading the first half of The Lucifer Effect (tagged in comments) the most startling thing about these feral boys is how close Golding‘s novel gets to reality. #bannedbooksweek

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Victoria_Clyne
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Too cute not to share. My kids decided to 'read' books in bed this morning.

Joanne1 Advanced for their ages? 2y
Victoria_Clyne @Joanne1 I know. Geniuses in the making? Really not, just glad the books were up the right way. 2y
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shadowspeak17
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Whoops, forgot to post this yesterday. All great books. 👍🏽

#3books Banned books I‘ve read

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
rwmg The Dog was banned? Who by? Why? 2y
shadowspeak17 @rwmg It was banned at a school in Tennessee for “offensive language” in 2015. It was pulled from several other school reading lists too for that same reason. 2y
rwmg @shadowspeak17 I don't remember any offensive language. I'll have to re-read it 2y
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I read this book in high school and I loved it just as much second time around.
August #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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