The book opens up with a boy in a school uniform on a desert, named Ralph. We soon realize that he is not the only boy stranded in this desert. Their plane crashed and they are the survivors. Ralph and another boy that goes by the name Piggy, fight over leadership. Piggy believes that the group will be stranded for a while so they need to get supplies but Ralph believes that the group needs to find all survivors that are in the desert. The group votes for Ralph and he establishes a form of government that lets the boys do what they want and to enjoy the time without adults. All of the boys want to be rescued but they disagree on how they are going to do so. A fight breaks out between the boys and a boy, Jack sets trees on fire and it attracts the attention of a British naval officer. I liked this book because it illustrates what greed and power can make people do. It has a lot of symbolism in it and it makes you think abstractly. This book is unlike anything that I have read before. I recommend this book to teenagers that like books that make you think.
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