This book actually disappointed me.
Whooooooooaaaaaa back up! Right?! It’s a classic! It teaches you so much! There are soooo many themes about society in this! What is your deal Allison!?! WHAT IS YOUR DEAL?!!?!
My deal: No cannibals. Bet you didn’t see that coming, did you?
I don’t know why I had this idea in my head for all these years that these boys turned into cannibals before getting rescued. I kind of just assumed that on a deserted island that these kids would eventually be like “We have no food, let’s eat the fat one!”
It probably says a lot about me that I’m upset that no one was eaten in this book. I highly doubt that my Catholic high school would’ve let us read this if someone was eaten. (Although technically we are drinking Jesus’s blood and eating his flesh every Sunday. Just sayin’.)
Anyway, since no one was eaten this book was only just okay to me. Haha. Sure, people died, they all became tribal bloody thirsty weirdos, but they didn’t corner the fatty with the glasses and kill him for food so this gets like three stars, classic or no classic.