Never Let Me Go

My stars, all the feelings with this one! It was not at all what I expected, and it's a bit difficult to review without spoilers, so I'll just say this: Never Let Me Go is a haunting, thought-provoking novel that will stay with me for a long time. 

The story follows three childhood friends, flashing from their youth in Hailsham, an exclusive but eerily mysterious boarding school, to their adulthood. Though it started a little slowly, when I started putting the pieces together the pace picked up dramatically. When I finally realized the true nature of the relationships between the characters, and their relationship to the outside world, I couldn't put it down!

This book would definitely generate a lot of discussion in a book club, so I can see why it's hailed as a favorite. The writing is elegant and simple, almost conversational in tone. It draws you in so you soon feel as though you're a part of the story. 

Thank you so much to The Book Ship Project for allowing me to read this modern classic!

-Megan Cummins


Never Let Me Go is available for checkout now in The Book Ship Project library.

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