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Lord of the Flies
256 pages; Penguin Drop Caps
Why We Love It: Once you've read this horrifying story of boys gone wrong, you can never forget it. Marooned on a coral island, the worst of human nature emerges as these young men turn savage.

The Sequel: Golding's novel was published in 1954, when so many places on earth were completely cut off from the rest of the world. But what if the sequel took place now, with a reality TV crew filming? The results might be even more chilling.
— Dawn Raffel