Here are a few of the highlights for me from this reading experience.
- A teacher referenced Lord of the Flies today and I knew what she was talking about. Ha!
- I listened to the book on audiobook and the reader was Golding himself! He explained that he wrote the book about boys because he understands boys because he was one. I also said that the crux of the story come when Ralph and Jack are discussing things and Jack says lets go hunt and have fun, why do we need rules anyway. Ralph replies that rules are all they have. Watching what is happening in the world today with all of the uprisings and revolts, it sure seems that he was on to something.
- One of my students found a connection between the Printz Honor book, Nothing by Janne Teller, and Lord of the Flies. Now that she mentioned it I see what she means.
- Though I've wanted to read the book for several years, I finally got to it because of the "Books I Should have Read in School...but Didn't" Challenge. Here's a shout-out for all those challenges that get us outside our usual reading materials and force us to read books that have been on some vague list for years.