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Posted December 7, 2010
Amazingly suspenseful book- must read
The suspense in this book was incredible. The whole idea of a revolution was okay but as it escalated through the book it got way out of hand. General Frank too the littlest things too far and was a primary cause of the death of one of the campers. Also, another kid was beaten so bad he felt dead already. The characters attitudes throughout the revolution were ridiculous and it seemed as no one could manage it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 14, 2005
A True Find!
The Butterfly Revolution Ballantine Books,1961,288pg,$6.50 William Butler IBN 0-345-33182-6 A simple, fun, arts-and-crafts centered summer camp is what Winston Weyn thinks he is going to. ¿Winnie¿ is a very intelligent thirteen year old boy. His father signs him up for what he thinks is going to be a normal boys summer camp¿later to find out, that¿s not what it is at all! The camp starts off normal friendly, your average summer camp. But whenever you give young teens power, their greed and dictatorship starts to come out. Young dictator, Frank, promises that if he is in charge there will only be fun. But slowly that all changes. The boys are not having fun and the rules are spiraling out of control. If you object to the rules, then you are counterrevolutionary. Winnie thinks that he is the only one who is not drawn in by Franks good looks and charm. The revolution seemed innocent, and only for fun, but it is turning into a dreadful thing. I enjoyed this book very much. I enjoyed seeing what happened when you give people power. The characters were realistic, and you can imagine the whole camp with Butler¿s imagery descriptions. This book is in the same tradition as Lord of the Flies, a well respected novel. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a book with the sense of dictatorship and greed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 17, 2002
One Summer, one revolt, one nightmare!
In the Butterfly Revolution written by William Butler, Winston Weyn starts this exciting book by his thirteenth birthday. For his birthday he was given a trip to High Pines Summer Camp for boys. At first Winston did not want to go, but was forced to go along with his brother, Howard. Camp wasn't the best for Winston, or anyone, but he began to like it by becoming captain of his cabin. After a while, the boys were sick of being told what to do, and having so many rules, so the captains devised a plan. A revolution. It would start by canceling family day, and capturing the instructors. I would urge anyone to read this novel of 'The Young and the Evil.' I found it to be quite interesting, and very hard to put down. To find out how the nightmarish revolution continues, read for yourself The Butterfly Revolution.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 2, 2000
a chilling tale of maturity
I felt that the book 'butterfly revolution' was a very entertaining book. The dialogue and intense description of what this one young boy goes through truly gives you a feel of manipulation towards everyone in the camp coming through the modern day adolf hitler, General Frank ReiilyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.