Not a book I would have normally picked up out of free will, but actually basis for school assessment, Lord of the Flies wasn’t a book I was anticipating particularly.
Set in an imaginary extension of the Second World War, a group of school boys become marooned on an island somewhere in the Pacific. One of the boys, Ralph, is elected to take charge and keep order. However, the boys struggle to keep their miniature society in check and chaos quickly reigns supreme, especially once a little boy starts talking of a beastie and then disappears, and is never seen or heard of again.
Meanwhile, there is competition between the two alpha males, Ralph, who wants to be rescued and go home, and Jack, who would like nothing better than to hunt all day. The boys soon split up the rest of group about who should be leader or not.
An interesting novel about how close society could be to toppling into calamity, Lord of the Flies is a classic and at many points can be quite tiresome with the author describing absolutely everything far too much.