Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
'You Poor Creatures'
This is not your ordinary story of a girl growing up. It is a story of one girl in particular, one very special, very different girl growing up with many other very special, very different children in a time when there was learning, understanding and hope. This is a life remembered, filled with laughter, friendships, loss and regrets. This story belongs to Kathy H. It is the story of her youth, her relationships and her hardships, and it is her story to tell.
Never Let Me Go embraces from the first page and shows how even a predestined life can be a full and emotional existence. This is not a story of science and technological advancement in the area of medical health, this is not a discussion on cloning and its moral and ethical implications on the individuals involved. It is a story of a girl brought into a world she doesn't understand, a world where she will never be accepted. A beautiful and tragic tale of a girl who, to most people, never really existed.
Price (AU): $23.95
Recommended age: 16+
In a word: Kathy
Re-read it: yes
Star rating: five out of five