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Offsetting the bizarreness of these revelations is the placid, measured voice of the narrator, Kathy H., a 31-year-old Hailsham alumna who, at the close of the 1990s, is consciously ending one phase of her life and beginning another. She is in a reflective mood, and recounts not only her childhood memories, but her quest in adulthood to find out more about Hailsham and the idealistic women who ran it. Although often poignant, Kathy's matter-of-fact narration blunts the sharper emotional effects you might expect in a novel that deals with illness, self-sacrifice, and the severe restriction of personal freedoms. As in Ishiguro's best-known work, The Remains of the Day, only after closing the book do you absorb the magnitude of what his characters endure. --Regina Marler
It is a great story, very well written, with a curious twist that makes it unique.
For most of the novel, I admit, I became restless as many of the characters were not very interesting and not much happend in way of major plot development.
Having just finished reading the book Never Let Me Go, I cannot stop thinking about the characters or the book's theme.
Right bottom corner of the entire book (covers and pages) was crushed and bent. Packaging did not protect it.Published 2 days ago by Kathleen McGinty-Johnston
I'm not going to write a lengthy review, because I am sure others did that. However, the book was fantastic.Published 3 days ago by iDislikePenNames
I got this book as a present for a friend. I read this a few years back and it is one of my favorites. Highly suggest giving it a read if you like dystopian books. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Hannah
This book broke my heart in a way that I know will last for decades. Even Ruth serves to make the point that the moral strives for. To say more really would be a spoiler. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Mom of Nearly Triplets
I had heard so much about this book for years, and I finally read it and I wonder why everyone thinks this is such a great book.Published 15 days ago by Sassafrass