Lord of the Flies
 In the midst of a raging war, a plane evacuating a group of schoolboys from Britain is shot down over a deserted tropical island, and the surviving boys, none older than the age of 12, attempt to band together to survive.  But in the midst of their attempt to set up their own civilzed society, a beast emerges...a beast that turns some of the boys into savages.  Who is the beast?  Where did it come from?  These are the questions the boys and the reader attempt to answer, and in the end, that answer is chilling.