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Publisher Description

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss.
As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is modern classic.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
April 5
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

jaybruuuuuce4evr ,

Good book

Good read

Backroad Rider ,

Avoiding the issue

This is a book about cloned people who are to provide vital organs and then file. But this issue is not really addressed. The characters seeem to accept their future and instead are concerned only with personal relationships amounst themselves. Like “The Remains of the Day” the books is composted of flashbacks.

chuckthinks ,

Star crossed love in a dystopian future

This is a love story set in a subtly dystopian future. The author carefully creates his main characters, paragraph by paragraph , their relationships, and the world that they live in.
The impression of ordinary human teenage and young adult angst as the characters navigate their way through life is almost but not quite right. There is something wrong, something not quite right about this world.

The story balances this sense of strangeness with relatable and complex characters through whom we experience this world.

We follow the protagonist from her young teenage years and experience with her the ups and downs of friendships, love, and transitioning to adulthood. The reader is drawn all the more closely to her as she is able to be with the love of her life.

The reader feels her heartbreak all the more powerfully as the author brings the story to a surprising and tragic finale.

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