ummmm ok i guess that was funny....whats that?
It's a book that many people read in high school English classes. The book introduces the concept of "microcosm": society's strata and ills are recreated in minature when isolated from the larger whole.
A group of school boys are isolated on an island and they become like adults: separating into groups of kids who are cool, who's not, picking off the weak, etc. It's a scary book.