Edgy and fast-paced, Damselfly explores the human condition by following a diverse group of American teenagers stranded on an uninhabited island. Packed with allegory, symbolism, and classic themes, Damselfly can be read alone or as a companion book to Lord of the Flies. Either way, it is sure to encourage literary exploration and debate, especially among Young Adult readers.

“Chandra Prasad give us a terrifying, modern-day Lord of the Flies, rendered in exquisite and exacting prose. A brave take on teen cruelty, identity, mixed race [identity], class and survival.”
–Marina Budhos, author of Watched and Ask Me No Questions

“Who are we when we are only accountable to ourselves? In the gripping Damselfly—a Lord of the Flies for the digital age—Prasad’s characters are stripped of every trapping of civilization. Terrors of a dark jungle night and a group of classmates’ eroding humanity keep the reader transfixed and transported.”
–Neela Vaswani, author o You Have Given Me a Country and Same Sun Here

“If Lord of the Flies met Gossip Girl and spawned a first-rate book, filled with adventure and moving, surprising struggles against Nature and our nature, Damselfly would be it.
–Amy Bloom, author of Away

“Here, at last, is Lord of the Flies for girls. Prasad breathes fresh life into this much beloved tale, offering us something new, a fusion of Lost, Prep, Gossip Girl, and William Golding’s classic.
— Jake Halpern, author of Dormia

“A story that is smart, surprising, and utterly engrossing.”
–Charlotte Rogan, author of The Lifeboat

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