One of the novels we read this term is “Never let me go”, by Kazuo Ishiguro. Last year we only covered older novels like Jane Eyre and Frankenstein, so it was really enjoyable to read something written by a more contemporary author.
The story is focused around Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, who grow up on what seems like a boarding school. As the story continues, we find out that the children are clones, bread with the sole purpose of becoming organ donors.
It’s a heartbreaking story, that leaves you questioning how you look at the value of a human life. Although it might seem like a dystopian science fiction story, you will not find high tech science explanations and a society filled with chaos. This novel focuses mostly on the story of the characters, and their journey. When the purpose of your life has already been planned, how can love exist between two people?
This novel is written in a beautifully subtle way, that highlights the themes in the story.
A highly recommended read!