The next book I’m going to choose is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. If you’re looking for feel good fiction, don’t choose this. It is a raw and powerful book about a bunch of children stranded on a desert island and it ably demonstrates how nasty children can be. It’s about as far away from Disney’s film of The Swiss Family Robinson as it’s possible to get. But it is an honest and amazing book. It is short and the plot moves along at greyhound speed. It’s also still the only book I have ever read in one sitting because once I’d started reading it I just could not put it down!