REVIEW: Never Let Me Go

This book is not for the squeamish, but I highly recommend it.

I found the narrator, Kathy H., and her friends Tommy and Ruth, authentic and endearing, even though Ruth was somewhat a mean girl. They grew up at Hailsham, a boarding school somewhere in an alternate reality English countryside. Kathy reminisces about their school days, and there is something a bit off about their experiences and the way they understand their lives. It is what is in store for the students after Hailsham that caused me so much discomfort. Such a sad story and a hard novel to read. It is no wonder Ishiguro won a Nobel Prize in literature. His writing gets to me in a very personal way, makes me feel all the emotions.

This was a rereading of one of my favourite books. I received a free copy of this edition of Never Let Me Go from NetGalley and Faber Books in exchange for my review.

Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro
282 pages
Published 2005 by Faber and Faber


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