A frightening peak into the psyche of a group of British boys stranded on an island during the 1940s.
I have to say that I really didn't identify with the characters except for Ralph... mostly because he was trying so desperately to have some sort of control and it just wasn't going so well (understatement). It also reminded me how close children are to being animals - it doesn't take much to push them over the edge. It is even more so without the constraints of society. Hm. It was very thought provoking, but I didn't much like the thoughts it provoked. :-P
Anyway, my next book is much more light-hearted (well, anything would be). Running in Heels, by Anna Maxted