Never Let Me Go

By: Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go

Alexis Wallace, Staff Writer - The Mustang Messenger

Recently, Mrs. Tyler Roberts gave her AP Literature class a choice novel reading unit, and a majority of the class chose “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. This book has a 3.9-star rating on Common Sense Media, which means about 78% of people liked the book.

Never Let Me Go is a science fiction book that demonstrates the life of children who have been cloned, raised in a boarding school closed off from the rest of the world, and whose life purpose is solely to donate their vital organs.

The story is told from a first-person perspective from the main character, Kathy. Kathy never wants to forget the life she lived at Hailsham with the other cloned children and does everything in her power to keep that memory alive. She and her friends, Tommy and Ruth make it their mission to discover the secrets being held from them at Hailsham. The children have no doubt that information is being kept from them and are determined to find out what the Guardians are hiding. 

This is a very enjoyable book because it’s told like these children live the same kind of lives as a child in the outside world. The beginning of the storyline is slightly confusing, but as the plot thickens the pieces start to fit together like a puzzle. 

You can check this book out at the Manchikanti Library here at MCHS.