This book was insane. You’re thrown straight into the situation of being stranded on an island after a plane crash with a bunch of young school boys, and have to guide yourself through the details that come up immediately in the first chapter. The character development was extreme, to say the least, and the way that all the boys had evolved while they were on the island was truly horrifying. They became something that was unrecognizable as a child, and turned into savages that prayed on each other and fought for the power over all. The author did a fantastic job showing us how the bid adapted to the island at first, but it began to become hard to follow as the story progresses and had me struggling to distinguish between characters at some points. The novel did not go in the direction that I had expected it to go in, but I was also surprised how it turned out in the end. It was refreshing to read a book that was from the perspective of young boys rather than the usual point of view of a teenage girl, which made this book so much more of a read than a simple skim through as many people do. I definitely recommend this novel to those who are fans of classic novels as well as adventure tales and survival books.
“He found himself understanding the wearisomeness of this life, where every path was an improvisation and a considerable part of one's waking life was spent watching one's feet.” ― William Golding, Lord of the Flies