Butterfly Revolution

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Welcome to High Pines Summer Camp for Boys. There is hiking, swimming, canoeing—and a revolution led by General Frank. He promises change for the better, but little by little, he begins to change, and the revolution turns into a nightmare....

In the chilling tradition of Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm, this is the haunting story of a summer camp revolution that turns to violence and corruption. Restock this classic for Banned ...

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Overview

Welcome to High Pines Summer Camp for Boys. There is hiking, swimming, canoeing—and a revolution led by General Frank. He promises change for the better, but little by little, he begins to change, and the revolution turns into a nightmare....

In the chilling tradition of Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm, this is the haunting story of a summer camp revolution that turns to violence and corruption. Restock this classic for Banned Book Week Sept. 23-30. Reissue.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780345331823
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1986
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 351,976
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.85 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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.

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  • Anonymous

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2003

    Has been a great read for years

    The perfect book for young political studies. It shows revolution, from concept and execution thru it's evolution to it's end. I read it and loved it when I was 13. Now my son is 13 and he is reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2001

    A Page-turner, for sure.

    It taught me what people will do if their needs and wants are not met. Great book, I didn't want to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2001

    a reviewer

    I loved this book. It was one of the best I have ever read. The way the author wrote the book in perspective of the boy was ingenius. I can comfortabley say that this is a book that I would recommend to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2000

    This IS my fav. book, hands down.

    While Lord of the Flies and Les Misrables tie for second, the Butterfly Revolution is by far the best. I mean, when I meet someone new, by the end of the conversation The Butterly Revolution comes up and they end up borrowing my tired, beat-up copy by the year's end. I keep a track of all of my friends who have read it inside the book's yellowing cover and there's a check by their name for every time they've read it. Let's just say that there are alot of checks by my name.... and always come away from the novel breathless. If you have not read this book, you've got to, there's no way around it! come on, this book isn't that expensive, so give it a chance, i know you'll never be the same!

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  • Anonymous

    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 Reiily

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