William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking'
'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games)
When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong?
A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ...
'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' (Patricia Cornwell)
'Terrifying and haunting.' (Kingsley Amis)
'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' (E. M. Forster)