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Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
"The most influential novel...since Salinger's Catcher in the Rye." -- Time "Lord of the Flies [is my selection for The Book That Changed My Life] because it is both a story with a message and because it is a great tale of adventure. My advice about rea
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Andorsey
Mehso-so

Catching up on the classics. Packed full of themes. #teampiggy

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GlitterGirl
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I enjoyed Lord of the Flies, exactly because it is not a romanticized story, with hero‘s and everyone doing the right thing, it is about how the world really is!

Watch the video at the link below!

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

Yoshi-and-a-book I need to reread that. ❤️ 1w
ShyBookOwl I'm with @Yoshi-and-a-book , I should reread this 1w
lis_s I agree! 1w
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ygritte13

What is one classic book or book you had in school that you just loath?

diovival Hard to say. I've blocked it out. 4w
LibrarianRyan Scarlet letter 4w
Foxyfictionista The Great Gatsby 4w
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jlowery999
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I absolutely did not expect I would bail on this. But I've spent way too much time confused. Is it fantasy? Is it realistic? It's jumpy and disjointed. Who is speaking? Why can I only remember 3 characters? Even the ones I can remember, I barely have a feel for who they are. Why am I 1/3 through and feel like nothing has happened? I'm disappointed in myself for not being able to appreciate it the way a lot of posters did.

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ktxzls
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11.2.19-11.10.19
Ralph
In WWll 24 schoolboys that are from Britain, plane was shot down in the Pacific islands it was deserted, some die. They made roles, Ralph and Jack started to divide into two groups.The boys become violent and brutal to each other.
The boys needed to find ways to survive there was chaos, violence, savagery. It was hard for the boys to co-exist. Simon and Piggy die on the island before the Navy arrived to saved them.

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HeathersReadingHideaway
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Mehso-so

[#BookReview] Lord of the Flies by William Golding. I decided to finally give this book a try since it‘s one of those classics I managed to never read in high school or college. And I found myself fairly enjoying it with some issues. It‘s incredibly interesting and terrifying, but I‘m happy I read it. Have you read this book?

https://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2019/12/book-review-lord-of-flies-b...

AWildMandaPanda I read that one in high school- it is quite frightening! 3mo
HeathersReadingHideaway @AWildMandaPanda right!? Phew!! It‘s terrifying! 3mo
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GatheringBooks
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EadieB
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3mo
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outlawsaturn
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Pickpick

7/10

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britt_brooke
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DAY 3 #RescueMe | ✈️🏝🐚👓🔥🐷

#MOvember
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Excellent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
britt_brooke @KarenUK Same! I love all of these covers! 4mo
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kspenmoll Great choice!!!! 4mo
Sweetkokoro I love this book and all of these covers are absolutely amazing! I need to get my hands on them. 4mo
britt_brooke @Sweetkokoro Aren‘t they stunning?! My favorite is the one on the left. It‘s the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition; deckled edges and French flaps. 😍 4mo
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LibrarianRyan
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@Chrissyreadit on of my fav things to do with the older kids and teen was to read a classic and then read a retelling of that classic. So hers my list.

1. Classic - Lord of flies
2. Retelling- Beauty Queens
3. Horror- #Murdertrending
4. Sci-fi- Illuminae
5. Fantasy- The Black Witch
6. Political- internment
7. Drama- Scream all night
8. Romance- Gentleman‘s Guide...
9. Mystery- Sadie
10. Historical p- Between Shades of Grey

#myidealbookclub

LibrarianRyan 11. Non-Fic- Twilight Man 12. #ownvoices- Dread Nation (edited) 4mo
LibrarianRyan I should also say that I have never used any of these books or those on the MG list in a book club before. I know it‘s easier to reuse selections, but I love never knowing what a kid or teen will say. 4mo
Chrissyreadit Nice list! Several are on my TBR too. 4mo
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LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit I‘ve read all but Internment and a gentleman‘s guide. 4mo
Chrissyreadit So you liked The Black Witch? 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit I did. I plan on getting to book two. It started slowly but once it picked up it shot forward. So much of the beginning was world building. I hated the main character to start but loved it in the end. And I have a few spoiler theory‘s that I think will happen in book 2. 4mo
Come-read-with-me @LibrarianRyan This is an amazing list of books. Really excited that you shared it! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Avanders Another great list!! 😁👊🏽 4mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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Panpan

I really didn‘t enjoy Lord Of The Flies. In fact, I kind of resented it. Assigning it to school kids feels like force-feeding them a cautionary tale: “behave the way that the hypocritical adults tell you to, or look how you‘ll end up!”. Really, could it be any more patronising? Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/lord-of-the-flies-william-golding/ #SummerReading

CarolynM I had to read this at school. HATED it!!! 4mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @CarolynM Hahaha I feel you! If I'd had to read it in school, I would've hated it too!! 4mo
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jdtchicago

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

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Eggs
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1️⃣ ✅
2️⃣socks
3️⃣ continental divide in southern Colorado
4️⃣ liver
5️⃣ Absolutely!

#friyayintro
@howjessreads

wanderinglynn I don‘t want to be stuck on a desert island with you! 😂😂😂 But great book choice! 4mo
Eggs @wanderinglynn I don‘t want to be stuck there with myself😂😂😂 4mo
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britt_brooke
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Golding‘s famous allegory depicting good versus evil, order versus savagery, is so damned disturbing and profound. I love this book and have read it 3 or 4 times, but admit I‘m an embarrassingly bad fan. I knew the actual “Lord of the Flies” in the story represented evil, but did not know that the term is a literal translation of the biblical name Beelzebub. Brilliant.

This cover blows my mind. 🖤

Freespirit I read it in high school...I remember it disturbed me..but I still remember the themes .....sign of a good book 40 years later😬📚 4mo
Valink I got this edition for my son because I thought the cover was bad ass. Both of my kids liked to purchase copies of the novels they were reading in HS instead of using the school copy so they could make notes in the book. How could I say no to that? 4mo
britt_brooke @Freespirit And the themes still hold true. Still scary. 4mo
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britt_brooke @Valink That is so cool! Great kids, awesome mom! I wouldn‘t say no either. 💚 (edited) 4mo
Skyler That cover is so cool 4mo
marleed That is the best cover ever of this book! I first read in 8th grade and before the days of video so for me it was the most shocking story I had ever known. 4mo
britt_brooke @marleed The story still shocks me now! I read it in high school, but 8th grade would‘ve been intense. 4mo
britt_brooke @Skyler There are so many great covers for this book, but this is definitely my favorite! It‘s the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. 💚 4mo
CallMeIshmael Didn‘t know this either 4mo
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael I feel like there are others but we‘re the only ones who‘ll admit it. 🤨 4mo
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britt_brooke
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Smoky Mountain view. ⛰ #fallbreak

rather_be_reading awesome! 😍 4mo
Emilymdxn This picture is incredible! 4mo
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britt_brooke @Emilymdxn Thanks so much! 💚 4mo
Zelma We were there in August and I want to go back! 4mo
britt_brooke @Zelma This is our second family trip here and we love it! 4mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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AmyG Like minds! I picked this book, too. 👊🏻 (edited) 5mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤🔥 5mo
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AmyG
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#FallisBooked #Bonfire

“Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood”

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🔥🖤 5mo
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JacintaMCarter
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Pickpick

#2019Book76
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.

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Novelista71
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britt_brooke
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DAY 7 #7days7covers #covercrush

I know, no explanations, but I‘m giving you guys two more Lord of the Flies covers on my last day because I can. 😝

Ruthiella 😎 cool! 5mo
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LibrarianRyan
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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#7days7covers

Day 4 Person 4

LibrarianRyan This cover would make me read this book. The original cover I had to read in school: No thank you. 5mo
Zelma Another absolute favorite of mine. 5mo
Blueberry Ugh, awesome cover 5mo
britt_brooke I‘m reading (rereading) this edition right now! This cover is so cool and disturbing. 5mo
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Soozee
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Day 6 #7days7covers #covercrush

A cover a day for 7 days. No explanation.

It took me ages before I realised that the dark background cloud on this cover represented the pig‘s head. (My interpretation anyway!)

batsy Oh! I see it, too. So creepy and good. 5mo
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Mara.w
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Pickpick

No words needed for this masterpiece. It just is one of the greatest books out there, it digs deep into the wild side of humanity or more like the rarely surfaced qualities that are hidden within the seemingly “innocent”.

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britt_brooke
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Thanks for the tag @youneverarrived !

DAY 1 #7days7covers #covercrush

This seems to have been going around for a bit, so please join in if you want to play! 💚

Leftcoastzen That‘s some cover! 5mo
marleed Ohhh, I love that cover. I read this book in jr high and before the days an R rated movie was easily accessible to a 12-13 year old. I was shocked and haunted. 30 years later when my son read it, he was not nearly as impacted. 5mo
lele1432 Wow I haven't seen this one before! 5mo
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AmyG Great cover! 5mo
TrishB That‘s great 👍🏻 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's a cool cover! 5mo
Itchyfeetreader This is a great cover for this boook 5mo
britt_brooke @marleed I was not a reader back in high school, but this was one of the few assigned books I actually liked. I reread it as adult and it‘s so disturbing, but so good. Definitely a favorite! Planning another reread soon; maybe during banned books week. 5mo
Sweetkokoro I love this cover, this is an older favorite of mine, im gonna have to look around for this version for my shelf. 5mo
britt_brooke @Sweetkokoro @lele1432 It‘s the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. French flaps and deckled edges. *swoon* (edited) 5mo
lele1432 Ooooh nice!! 😍 Has a graphic novel feel (edited) 5mo
britt_brooke @lele1432 You‘re right, it totally does! 5mo
kspenmoll Love this!!!! 5mo
batsy That cover is really something 🖤 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great cover! 5mo
youneverarrived What a stand out cover! It‘s brilliant. 5mo
sudi This cover looks amazing 😍 5mo
Suet624 Wow. I wish the copy I read 50+ years ago had that cover. I would have avoided it. This book altered my world and made me realize life was as cruel as I thought it was. @marleed (edited) 5mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 I love this book, but I think kids are asked to read it in school too early often times. It‘s so disturbing. 5mo
Suet624 Agreed. 5mo
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #vintagecopy

SW-T This is the cover I grew up with! 6mo
Bookwomble Love that cover 📗💗 6mo
MoniqueReads305 That's the cover I remember from when I read it. I need to do a reread soon. 6mo
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kylienoele
Pickpick

This was great! I would have really loved it in school so I‘m still in awe that I didn‘t read it then. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Echo
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My favorite reference to the book in pop culture has to be this song. This song was my jam long before I read the book.

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kylienoele
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Can y‘all believe I made it through school without ever having to read this book? I can‘t. On to it now!

Tamra I didn‘t either. 6mo
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KristenDuck
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Mehso-so

I can see why this is a classic piece of fiction, but it just fell short for my expectations.

This is the story of a group of boys stranded on an island after their plane crashes. What could be fun without adults takes a tragic turn.

These young boys are forced to create their own society, with new ideals. Who will be hunters? Who will lead?

In the end, one thing is certain: all innocence is forever lost.

Worth reading once but overall eh.

IvoryLunatic I started it a couple of months ago and it‘s still on my nightstand. I want to finish it eventually but I just can‘t seem to get into the mood for it 7mo
KristenDuck @IvoryLunatic I finished it because I listened on my way to and from work... I don‘t know how well I would have committed to actually reading with a book! 7mo
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kelseynicburke
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Found this old edition on the bookshelf at work!

Earlene That is the copy we used in my grade 10 English class. I didn‘t like it that well. 7mo
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TheEllieMo
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Having just read the tagged book, I think Piggy could be described as a bit of a #MardyBum, always complaining about his specs, his asthma or the conch.

#AyUpAugust
@squirrelbrain @Cinfhen

squirrelbrain Good one! 👍😁 7mo
Cinfhen Poor Piggy🙁 7mo
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TheEllieMo
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Pickpick

I know a lot of people were forced to read this for school - I can not remember having done so, and hence I decided to read it as part of my quest to read a few more of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. It‘s a thought-provoking book, brutal in places, but definitely one that should be read.

rretzler I really liked it. Definitely thought provoking 7mo
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jmtrivera
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I haven't had a good thought for #ManicMonday in soooo long, but this one just spoke to me!
📘 Lord of the Flies
🎬 Airplane!
🎶 Learn to Fly
@JoScho

JoScho Good song choice! Thanks for playing 🛩💙🛩 7mo
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dxmy
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We have a second hand section in de book shop I work and I couldn't not get this one for myself. I love this book!

marleed This is the book I always pick if asked my most influential book of middle school years. I was haunted by it. 7mo
dxmy @marleed I read it for the first time last year and I was so intrigued by it! Had a real big impact on me 7mo
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Stevenjohntait
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Page 117. Beast from air

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La_Cori
Il signore delle mosche | William Golding
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Orange & Black (my copy of "Lord of the Flies")
#colormepretty @Sweetkokoro

BooknerdsLife Awww love this cover! 7mo
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xxjenadanxx
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Panpan

I‘ve heard so much about this book over the years and finally got around to reading it as a banned book for a challenge. I wasn‘t sure what to expect but I wasn‘t expecting it to be as tedious and boring as it was. If I hadn‘t needed it for said challenge I may have bailed on it.

jenniferajanes I don‘t care for it either. 8mo
julesG We had to read it in school! Ugh! 8mo
candority So tedious! 😪 8mo
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jewright What about the part with the pig‘s head on a stick? Sorry you hated it! 8mo
AmyK1 I had to read that in high school. Definitely not a favorite. 8mo
xxjenadanxx @jewright that part was interesting and I expected things to get a lot crazier from there but it was overall just a bit flat for me. 8mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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📖 Lord of the Flies
🎥 Swiss Family Robinson
🎙Islands in the Stream Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🏝💙 8mo
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StellaDz
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Buying used books is amazing. My bf‘s haul included this novel and inside I found this handmade bookmark. I died. 😂

Reviewsbylola I live for finding stuff like this in used books. 😆 8mo
StellaDz @Reviewsbylola totally! I fell over laughing. I generally keep them in the book as well, so if I pick it up again, I get to relive the find 😂😃 8mo
CoverToCoverGirl Hilarious and fun! 😂 8mo
StellaDz @CoverToCoverGirl I wasn‘t this creative with bookmarks back in the day 😂 8mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#WanderingJune Jack and his crew commandeer Castle Rock, the #CastleOnTheHill.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cook cover!!!!!!! 9mo
CoffeeNBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have a few copies of this book, and this cover is my favorite. 9mo
StayCurious Really don't like the book (as it was forced on us in 9th grade) but love your use of the prompt! 9mo
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ephemeralwaltz Crazy cover! 9mo
IamIamIam I told the ladies in the school office that recess and the bus ride home are very similar to this book... 🤣 9mo
BarbaraBB Great choice! ❤️ 9mo
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LaylaMazar
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Pickpick

“I believe man suffers from an appalling ignorance of his own nature”

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AnansiGirl
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And the #24B4Monday #BannedBookEdition ends on chapter 3 of LotF. Going to continue on with my reading thanks to my wonderful neighbors who thought it was a fabulous idea to set off fireworks at this time of night.

See you all next month for June‘s readathon.

#MayMadness

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Andrew65 A fantastic time, well done. 🙌🙌🙌 9mo
Nute Nice! 9mo
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AnansiGirl
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From what I‘ve read on American Library Association website about book 2 of #24B4Monday readathon, it has been challenged more often than banned. Some of the issues taken with LotF are: profanity, racist language, inappropriate for age group; and what I‘m about to find out with my the first time read, excessive violence.
#bannedbookedition #maymadness
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Andrew65 A true classic, that certainly sent a powerful message and led to some controversy. (edited) 9mo
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thereadingowlvina
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I have these two #bannedbooks on my TBR pile for soooo long! Now is the time to read them for #MayMadness Week 4 challenge! 😁

@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

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EmilieGR
Pickpick

Unforgettable

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bewareofwords
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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Day 2 of the #maymakeup challenge! Time at about 15 hrs 45 mins.

Finished Lord of the Flies today. I‘ve been meaning to read it for a while, and I‘m glad I‘ve finished it. Depressing, but an interesting commentary on civilization and human nature.
#bookishbingo: Set on an Island

Also listened to The Poisonwood Bible and started the Career of Evil.

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MadisonGosnell
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
Pickpick

Let me just say, 10:10, one of my favorites. LOTF has so many mixed-emotion responses. Most people harp on how much they despise it, or they say how much they love it. I love it. The characters, the symbolism, the beast, it‘s all there and captivating. I can see why some people dislike it, but I think they say that because their to lazy to put in the effort. It is a harder read, and sometimes understanding what Golding is trying to say is hard.