For a book that began so well, and one that left me shocked by its brutality, its finality and its violence, I found myself disappointed that I didnt resonate more with the story than i did. And there are no happy endings here, either, so dont pick this book up and expect one. Simon didnt get one, and neither did Piggy, the potential hero of the story who put up with more crap than all other cast members did combined.
Its easy to see why its such a classic, though. It’s brilliant, it’s captivating, it’s thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying. So on that note alone, its worth full marks.
And I’ll end this very short review of a very good book there.
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