Fiction · Young Adult


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Title: Damselfly

Author: Chandra Prasad

Page Count: 240

Series: N/A

Publishing Date/Publisher: March 27, 2018 by Scholastic Press

Format: Hardcover

Review:  This book was marketed as a modern day retelling of Lord of the Flies, which I found very intriguing.  After reading the book, I would say that is an apt description.  If you can get past the fact that a bunch of teenagers survived a horrific plane crash relatively unscathed, then it is an interesting story.

For readers who have read Lord of the Flies or similar survival stories, the outcome of the story is fairly predictable, but I think this would be a great discussion book for classrooms that want a fresher take on the classic story.  I liked the analogy of the damselfly, and the cliffhanger at the end was certainly satisfying in its own way.   I hope this is a standalone, not because I didn’t like the story, but because I think it packs more punch not knowing the fate of the remaining survivors.

Reader: Bekah


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