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Book Overview

Golding's iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

19 ratings

Pages were falling out

Bought a copy for the one i own was written in and unreadable, open this one and pages fall out plus its written in.

Book condition

I bought this book in “good condition” and there is writing and highlighter all over this book.

There was writing

I understand they’re used books but it would be nice to be warned or have the books as a different option. I received the book and it had been highlighted all on the inside and written in.

A really enjoyable book

English is not my native language, but now I see why they recommend this book to students. It was really really worth it for me to give it a try.

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Great book, disappointing copy.

The copy that I received had writing and drawing on almost every page of the book. It makes this copy impossible to read.

Reality differs

This has now actually happened twice in reality. The boys did fine. One group even made exercise equipment and games.

Have yet to read the book, but understand when this place says a book is "acceptable", it means it i

Have yet to read the book, but understand when this place says a book is "acceptable", it means it is in very rough shape. The copy I got, I MIGHT have paid a quarter for it. The cover is disintegrating from dry rot, the page edges aren't quite as bad, in that they don't crumble to the touch, but deep yellow from age, and the previous owner left her name in several places.


So I got a "Very Good" copy for 7 bucks and when I got it, it looked like new but then I opened it and there was highlighter and permanent ink all the way to about the halfway point. Then I looked on amazon, and hAHAAHAHA it's cheaper to get a mint condition factory copy from amazon than to get this. Don't even bother.

Mixed feelings

This book pulls at so many different emotions. I couldn't stop myself from reading it once I started reading it. The ending was mind provoking.

Don’t believe the descriptions!

I bought 2 books listed as very good condition. Both had highlights on every page, it was so bad you can not read the text! The other one has the same but also has the front, back covers are so torn up you can not read the title. I am shocked at the poor quality of these books and will need to throw them in the trash! This is so disappointing!

Condition not as described

Pages were covered in a visible yellow sticky substance. Poor quality at best, sold to me as very good

Wrong version

They gave me a theater version instead, sad, :(.

Excellent book.

Brilliant example of hiw a dominance hierarchy might develope in the absence of rule of law. Even my 8 year old son understood that point. Great story for all ages. I also recommend the audio version as there is a great preface about the book by the author himself.

Great story

Great book, really breaks down the characters personalities and carries your attention to the end.

Im upset.

I bought this book in very good condition and to my surprise I received a book with hilights EVERYWHERE and ink marks as well. I didn’t even know that this was something that could happen especially if I bought the book in very good condition. I’m really upset.

Sooo Good!

This was a required book for my lit class. I enjoyed it so much I regret not buying a copy. Even the kids who don't usually enjoy reading books for class enjoyed this book.

The book is awsome

No doubt this is a great read whether for school or leisure, but i will advise you, bc this book is used a lot for school purposes, so not buy one less than good condition or else it will be written in page after page in color pens markers and highlighters. Unless you don’t mind then go for the cheap one but be ready to figure out the words under the scribbles. Again great book

High School

Many of us were forced to read this novel in High School English class. I am glad I had to read this book, it made me think, but I remember it being gruesome as well!!

Lord of the Flies Mentions in Our Blog

Lord of the Flies in Banned Books Week 2022
Banned Books Week 2022
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 15, 2022

Celebrate "the freedom to read" during the ALA's Banned Books Week. This annual event is designed to draw attention to books that have faced bans and challenges in regional areas around the US. With these challenges on the rise, it's ever more important to stand against literary censorship.

Lord of the Flies in Half of Americans Think They've Got a Good Idea for a Novel
Half of Americans Think They've Got a Good Idea for a Novel
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 02, 2021

In celebration of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), ThriftBooks enlisted OnePoll to survey 2,000 Americans about their novel-writing (and reading!) tendencies and we uncovered a pretty interesting story. Here are a handful of our key plot points.

Lord of the Flies in Suzanne Collins Returns!
Suzanne Collins Returns!
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 19, 2020

Suzanne Collins captured the world’s attention with her blockbuster Hunger Games trilogy. Now she’s back with a prequel to the thrilling saga. Here, we tell you a bit about about the author, her background, her inspirations, and her favorite books.

Lord of the Flies in In Honor of Banned Books Week, Let's Ban Banning Books Once and for All
In Honor of Banned Books Week, Let's Ban Banning Books Once and for All
Published by Beth Clark • September 24, 2018

Okay, maybe we can’t eliminate censorship (yet...#goals), but we can celebrate Banned Books Week with gusto by reading all of the stories that someone (or someones) tried to silence, destroy, or restrict access to. Here are 50 of the most frequently banned and/or most recently challenged books, along with the "who, why, and how" of literary censorship in America.

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