The compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island. At first it seems
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as though it is all going to be great fun, but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them - the
world of cricket, homework and adventure stories - and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.