Gender: Male Location: South Africa,
under the bed.
Lord of the Flies
I haven't read this book in years and years, since I was in school, in fact. Now I have to teach it to my ninth-graders, and I find that I enjoy it much more now than I did then.
Not that I am implying that it is an enjoyable book! Perhaps I should have said 'appreciate it more'.
Living in SA, I find that the message is very pertinent, and that it is as applicable today as it was in the fifties when Golding published it.
Any thoughts about this book? Anything that might help me make it more accessible for my ninth-graders? I also want to get the DVD to show to my classes, but from everything I have been able to find out, the original 1963 film was much closer to the book than the 1990 remake.