I loved this.
Then I was reminded of reading high school student reviews of Lord of the Flies earlier today, which reminded me of a novel I read shortly after first reading that book for school in the early 90s (I am a fan, btw).
It’s called John Dollar and I don’t remember the author offhand (Marianne Wiggens) but it’s basically Lord of the Flies with girls and it’s one of the most brutal things I’ve ever read. So, who knows? Maybe you should read it. ☺
Edit: Ha! Just read this review--
It’s a fine, fine novel, but among the saddest I’ve ever read -- and, without doubt, the most horrific. It’s like a silken funereal shroud spun from nightmares.