Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Idyllic beaches, freedom from adults, and the chance to build a new world from everything they lost: Lord of the Flies is a classic adventure story. A great classic for adults and children alike, Golding’s tale of a kid-run civilization with no rules is filled with adventure, excitement, and shocking twists and turns. A short novel, this classic is a quick read for those looking to avoid a difficult, lengthy tale from centuries past. Lord of the Flies is still relevant, too, carrying lessons about anarchy, cruelty, and what happens when a society loses its morality.