Damselfly, a new young adult novel published by Scholastic, is –
• An adventure story that captures and holds the attention of even reluctant readers,
• A highly relatable coming-of-age tale,
• A classroom read that serves as a “linked” or “parallel” text with Lord of the Flies.
“Prasad breathes fresh life into this fusion of Lost, Prep, Gossip Girl, and William Golding’s classic.”
“Who are we when we are only accountable to ourselves? This bold, deft novel exposes how fragile the world we inhabit really is and what it might take for us to survive.”
“Chandra Prasad gives us a terrifying, modern-day Lord of the Flies, rendered in exquisite and exacting prose. A brave take on teen cruelty, identity, mixed race experience, class, and survival.”
“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.”