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Golding, William.
New York : Penguin Books, 1999.
ISBN 0140283331
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This exciting book starts with a plane crash which is carrying young boys when a malfunction occurs and they are thrown on an island with no adults to care for or discipline them. Quickly they group together the survivors and start to build huts and find food. One young boy, Ralph, is chosen as a leader and quickly takes control. He organizes a search party and they report back and confirm the island is uninhabited. Many trust these boys, but the younger ones say they have seen things and quickly stir up a lot of argument. So are these boys alone? Will they survive long enough for a rescue? (Steven M Giles, Mansfield High School student)
SUBJECTS:     Nuclear warfare -- Fiction.
                        Survival skills -- Fiction.
                        Young men -- Fiction.


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