Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954; NY: Perigree, 2006).
Bottom line: boys really are savages.
Not that a group of girls would have done any better; still, Golding creates a scathing commentary on so-called civilized society in this classic novel of life on a desert island. When a ship wreck lands the boys in this place, a few short weeks is all it takes to make them into blood thirsty savages. A stunning story that stays with you long after you turn the final page.
I read a lot, especially kid and young adult lit. This blog will review what I've been reading. I get most of my reading material from the library, plus I buy books at school book fairs and the usual stores. I look for freebies on Amazon for my Kindle, and I'm happy to review any ARCs or e-galleys I can get my hands on.