Lord of the Flies is an incredible work of fiction, opening with a group of children stranded on an island after a plane crash. Over the course of a couple weeks, they learn how to govern themselves without any adult supervision, but they soon realize that totalitarian rule is a goal for one of the boys fighting for leadership. The novel really puts into perspective how easily mankind can fall back into chaos after thousands of years of building a sustainable society. One thing I really like about this book is how the story builds slowly but still captivates the reader. Also, Lord of the Flies holds an important message for the readers who think that complete control over the people is an ethical way to govern society. I think this book is good for kids 15+ because it is written in a more mature English style which can be a little hard to interpret. It also has quite a bit of violence and gore.

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