Had to read this for school as a lot of people did. I remember reading it quite fast, but parts of it felt odd and rushed. Other than that, it was an interesting view of what can happen without society and structure. I don't really remember much plot... but it's a short book simply to teach children of why we shouldn't lock our teachers out somewhere and run amuck - we won't survive, or at least things won't be too good.If I read it now I would probably hate it. For children however, it's a must read.