This action cannot be undone.
Publication Date: 28 Jan 1986
Subject: Adult novels
Suitable for: Secondary
AR: 5.0 UY
Charts the descent into chaos of a group of boys stranded on a desert island after a plane crash
A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of school boys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark bkue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast.
As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more promitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance