Overall: 3.25 (out of 5)
I read this book years after a friend recommended that I watch the movie. Before seeing the movie, I thought that I'd see what the book had to offer. The back cover reads,
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 -- and teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.
I thought it was a pretty captivating synopsis, I love any type of futuristic story where life isn't as simple as it seems. But I will say that I had a difficult time really getting into this book and staying interested. It's not a nail-biting, suspenseful book my any means, it's simply a women recounting her school years with two of her best friends.
And once I finished it, I was just sad. I wanted more! But I think, that's what the author was going for; there are times in life when things just end and there's no changing it.
Despite the fact that the events in the book are completely fictional, I think the author did an amazing job of creating a reality that, in many ways, resembles our reality.
It's hard to really review the book without giving too much away. If you're looking for a simple book, to pick up and put down when you please, I think this one could be a good choice. And if you do read it, come back and let me know what you thought!
Have you read Never Let Me Go? What did you think?
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