I read this back in high school for a literature competition. Though "read" is a loose term here, as I sort of skimmed through it, and read the analysis. The story itself could be interesting, but it's not really. First of all, especially not if you happen to be female. You just role your eyes, and wonder what a group of girls would have done, probably not kill each other. Then they are completely uninteresting. You would like to feel for these boys, be concerned about what happens to them. Yet you just want their misery to end finally. It's sort of a good book to reference, awful to read. I recommend reading articles on it, not the actual thing.