Title: Never Let Me Go
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publication Date: 2005
Two Sentence Synopsis: In a dystopian world, a woman reflects on her childhood and her job caring for old friends as they undergo donations. She recently received her own letter to begin her donations.
Review: I did enjoy this book, mainly Kathy’s reflections on her early years as a young teen. However, I did find it a bit heavy. This book is definitely not a light and fun read. Never Let Me Go really gets the reader thinking and with everything almost identical to the past few decades, it’s a little spooky. The whole reason for the major characters’ existences made me feel uneasy and as soon as the whole truth of Kathy and her friends’ childhoods is explained and that there’s nothing the characters can do to stop their fate, I became even more uncomfortable. But I think that’s the point of the book: To explore a dystopian society that’s not unlike our own and make the reader a little bit uncomfortable.
My main problem with this book, however, is that I did find it a bit difficult to read at times because parts just move so slowly. I do know people who absolutely love this book, so this is just my personal preference speaking.