Lord of the Flies is a dystopian novel published in 1954 by William Golding, a Nobel-Prize winning English author. The story is about a group of British boys who are trapped on an uninhabited island and try to create their own government with tragic and disastrous results. The book digs into the inner human instinct of survival as well as the concepts of the individual vs the common good. A common book read among grade school aged children it is considered one of the most challenged books by the American Library Association because of its controversial subject matter. I found this a very thought-provoking novel put in the perspective of young children that kids of a similar age can identify with and examine the implications of these subjects within their own lives and moving forward within modern society.