We’re so close! Today is Day 10 of our wonderful 12 Books of Christmas rec list!
So, on the tenth day of Christmas, what did my true love give?
Ten Lords a Leaping! Woo! That sounds exhausting.
I had a lot of questions coming into this post: What does ten lords a leaping even mean? What were they so excited about? How in the WORLD do I find a book that reminds me of this line?
But ultimately, I went the simplest direction: just recommend a great book, and it all falls into place.
The Book: Lord of the Flies, William Golding
See!? When you find a great book it all falls into place. I chose this book over my first thought (Harry Potter! LORD Voledmort, duh!) after my other half gave me this little quip: well there are like 10 boys trying to be lord of the flies…
Too good, right? Clearly, I thought so. But really, multiple boys on that island were LEAPING to be the one in charge. And my goodness did each make an impact. This is a book that impacted me SO MUCH when I first read it in high school. While it’s been a while, it’s still one I think back on with such reverence. And if a book makes you feel that way, you should gift it so others can feel that way, too.
Who to Give it To: Rowdy teenage boys. Ha! Teach people a lesson maybe? I’m mostly joking. But I do think this book is great for teens – boys and girls alike. It’s a book that, while easy to understand the moral compass that guides (or doesn’t) each character, still makes you think and contemplate the way we act in the difficult situations.