Lord of the Flies is a classic read which I would recommend to anyone looking to read something a little different. The story starts with a plane crash which leaves a group of school boys alone on an uninhabited island. I very much enjoyed the description of these boys creating their own society with their own rules and the downfall of this fragile civilisation. It’s interesting to think what you would do in such a situation and whether you would stick to the norms of society as you would at home or would you would find yourself giving in to nature and going back to your primal instincts as some of the boys do.
I’ve read Lord of the Flies twice now, each time finding it an intense page turner.
Content warning: This book describes scenes of violence from and against children
Kate, Membership Officer at Mind