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

#MOvember
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Excellent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
britt_brooke @KarenUK Same! I love all of these covers! 2w
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kspenmoll Great choice!!!! 2w
Sweetkokoro I love this book and all of these covers are absolutely amazing! I need to get my hands on them. 2w
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. 😍 2w
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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) 2w
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. 2w
Chrissyreadit Nice list! Several are on my TBR too. 2w
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LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit I‘ve read all but Internment and a gentleman‘s guide. 2w
Chrissyreadit So you liked The Black Witch? 2w
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. 2w
Come-read-with-me @LibrarianRyan This is an amazing list of books. Really excited that you shared it! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Avanders Another great list!! 😁👊🏽 2w
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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!!! 3w
keepingupwiththepenguins @CarolynM Hahaha I feel you! If I'd had to read it in school, I would've hated it too!! 2w
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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! 4w
Eggs @wanderinglynn I don‘t want to be stuck there with myself😂😂😂 4w
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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😬📚 1mo
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? 1mo
britt_brooke @Freespirit And the themes still hold true. Still scary. 1mo
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britt_brooke @Valink That is so cool! Great kids, awesome mom! I wouldn‘t say no either. 💚 (edited) 1mo
Skyler That cover is so cool 1mo
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. 1mo
britt_brooke @marleed The story still shocks me now! I read it in high school, but 8th grade would‘ve been intense. 1mo
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. 💚 1mo
CallMeIshmael Didn‘t know this either 4w
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael I feel like there are others but we‘re the only ones who‘ll admit it. 🤨 4w
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britt_brooke
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Smoky Mountain view. ⛰ #fallbreak

rather_be_reading awesome! 😍 1mo
Emilymdxn This picture is incredible! 1mo
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britt_brooke @Emilymdxn Thanks so much! 💚 1mo
Zelma We were there in August and I want to go back! 1mo
britt_brooke @Zelma This is our second family trip here and we love it! 1mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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AmyG Like minds! I picked this book, too. 👊🏻 (edited) 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤🔥 1mo
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AmyG
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#FallisBooked #Bonfire

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

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🔥🖤 1mo
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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! 2mo
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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. 2mo
Zelma Another absolute favorite of mine. 2mo
Blueberry Ugh, awesome cover 2mo
britt_brooke I‘m reading (rereading) this edition right now! This cover is so cool and disturbing. 2mo
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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. 2mo
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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! 2mo
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. 2mo
lele1432 Wow I haven't seen this one before! 2mo
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AmyG Great cover! 2mo
TrishB That‘s great 👍🏻 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's a cool cover! 2mo
Itchyfeetreader This is a great cover for this boook 2mo
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. 2mo
Sweetkokoro I love this cover, this is an older favorite of mine, im gonna have to look around for this version for my shelf. 2mo
britt_brooke @Sweetkokoro @lele1432 It‘s the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. French flaps and deckled edges. *swoon* (edited) 2mo
lele1432 Ooooh nice!! 😍 Has a graphic novel feel (edited) 2mo
britt_brooke @lele1432 You‘re right, it totally does! 2mo
kspenmoll Love this!!!! 2mo
batsy That cover is really something 🖤 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great cover! 2mo
youneverarrived What a stand out cover! It‘s brilliant. 2mo
sudi This cover looks amazing 😍 2mo
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) 2mo
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. 2mo
Suet624 Agreed. 2mo
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #vintagecopy

SW-T This is the cover I grew up with! 2mo
Bookwomble Love that cover 📗💗 2mo
MoniqueReads305 That's the cover I remember from when I read it. I need to do a reread soon. 2mo
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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. 3mo
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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 3mo
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! 3mo
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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. 3mo
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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! 👍😁 3mo
Cinfhen Poor Piggy🙁 3mo
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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 3mo
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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 🛩💙🛩 4mo
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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. 4mo
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 4mo
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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! 4mo
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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. 5mo
julesG We had to read it in school! Ugh! 5mo
candority So tedious! 😪 5mo
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jewright What about the part with the pig‘s head on a stick? Sorry you hated it! 5mo
AmyK1 I had to read that in high school. Definitely not a favorite. 5mo
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. 5mo
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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 💙🏝💙 5mo
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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. 😆 5mo
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 😂😃 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Hilarious and fun! 😂 5mo
StellaDz @CoverToCoverGirl I wasn‘t this creative with bookmarks back in the day 😂 5mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#WanderingJune Jack and his crew commandeer Castle Rock, the #CastleOnTheHill.
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cook cover!!!!!!! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have a few copies of this book, and this cover is my favorite. 5mo
StayCurious Really don't like the book (as it was forced on us in 9th grade) but love your use of the prompt! 5mo
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ephemeralwaltz Crazy cover! 5mo
IamIamIam I told the ladies in the school office that recess and the bus ride home are very similar to this book... 🤣 5mo
BarbaraBB Great choice! ❤️ 5mo
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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. 🙌🙌🙌 6mo
Nute Nice! 6mo
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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) 6mo
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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.

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samhughes
Panpan

I thought it was a book made of very mature language, meaning it takes thought to really grasp what William Golding is trying to articulate. I thought it was a little challenging for me but it can be a good book for the right person. I am a very casual reader where i might not pick up a book for months but once i do that‘s all i do for weeks.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
Chelleo Welcome! 7mo
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ohurtin
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Pickpick

Finally got to teach this book! Fun/fascinating to teach, and 8th graders eat it up 🐷🐚👓🛩🏝🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #classic #britishliterature #lordoftheflies #thriller #fiction

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fandom_hellspawn99
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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I just love this quote so much, I heard it in 10th grade and it has stuck with me ever since. #Woman

#QuotsyMar19 @TK-421

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diovival
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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Day 6: #alltheyoungdudes #marchintothe70s

"Within the diamond haze of the beach something dark was fumbling along....Then the creature stepped from mirage on to the clear sand, and they saw that the darkness was not all shadows but mostly clothing. The creature was a party of boys, marching approximately in step in two parallel lines and dressed in strangely eccentric clothing."

@Lizpixie @Cinfhen

GatheringBooks good one! 8mo
Cinfhen Excellent choice 🤓 8mo
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Eggs
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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Cinfhen This is another iconic classic that I‘ve actually read & appreciated 8mo
LouiseWalters Me too! Having read it recently I was amazed at the violence contained in it. I must‘ve been about 12 or 13 when I first read it! Another world view. 8mo
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Mtroiano
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What the prompt #alltheyoungdudes makes me think of 🙃
#marchintothe70s

Cinfhen Ah!!! Good one 🤓#PoorPiggy 8mo
britt_brooke Perfect! I love this book. Planning to reread it this year. 8mo
Mtroiano @britt_brooke i haven‘t read it since high school so I should probably reread it too! 8mo
Lizpixie Nice choice👍❤️ 8mo
wordzie It's super good had to read it I school ❤ 8mo
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MStew
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Pickpick

Love this book! I highly recommend to anyone who hasn't read this yet ! Apocalypse lovers must read!!!

I wanna re-read this soon!

This cover though!!!! Bomb💣💥

#horror

WhatWouldJaneDo OMG that cover! It's terrifying! 9mo
AmyG That‘s a wild cover! 9mo
juliegumdrop Wow, what a great cover! 9mo
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MStew @AmyG 😍 9mo
MStew @WhatWouldJaneDo it's pretty freaky 9mo
MStew @juliegumdrop I know 😎😎 9mo
DGRachel I bought this just for the cover. I read it in high school, never thought I‘d reread it, but I could not resist that cover, so I‘ll have to reread it eventually. 😂 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow - best cover!! 9mo
OrangeMooseReads That cover is amazing 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oooohhhh that cover! 9mo
RadicalReader @meghan2714 read this book in the ninth grade and loved it love how I enjoyed every assigned book oddly enough. Always been a reader so I guess it comes with the territory 9mo
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DerrickF
Lord of the Flies | Golding William
Mehso-so

A bit of an awakening of innocence

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CoverToCoverGirl
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When I read this ⬆️ in Jr. High (that certainly dates me) I was horrified and revolted. I have an ongoing aversion for it even now. It‘s such a dark story! That‘s the power of a book wether you love it or hate it. Interestingly enough I do love this particular cover! It encapsulates the entire story for me in one picture!

@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Yes I remember reading that one when I was young as well. I remember the psychology part of it being fascinating but it being an absolutely terrifying thought if it were to ever be a real scenario. 😳 10mo
RadicalReader @CoverToCoverGirl I read this book my tenth year of high school and thought it definitely wasn‘t like anything I‘d read before. Definitely shocked at the books that are chosen in HS 10mo
Freespirit I read it at high school also @CoverToCoverGirl .I remember it was pretty traumatic with plenty of messages buried in the story. It stayed in my head till this day......40 years later. May be one to re-read one day 😁📕 10mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig It's the one book I refuse to reread. 35 Years later it's still the book I hate the most. #scarredforlife 😱 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl Well said @Crinoline_Laphroaig .. it is actually the only book I can that I truly hate/hated. 10mo
readinginthedark I actually appreciated this one more in school because there were so many horrifically possible layers. But I remember being pretty torn up when my favorite character died and wondering why the characters made the choices they did. It opened my eyes to a lot of dark sides in this world, I think. 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl @readinginthedark Agreed .. until I read this book the world was a much more innocent place for me. This book unveiled a darker grimmer world to me.. a real eye opener. 9mo
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Ubergeekygirl
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Pickpick

Some of the language was difficult because it is either dated or culturally coded, not sure. It is still quite a shocking tale which is worth a read.

Soozee This was a compulsory read for me at school, about 50 years ago. It was such a contrast to #TheCoralIsland which I read around the same time. (edited) 10mo
Ubergeekygirl @soozee I've never read that one, is it a pick? (edited) 10mo
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