Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Large Print - 2005
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat story that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it's only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press ; Bath England : Windsor : Paragon, 2005
ISBN: 9780786278374
0786278374
9781405611343
1405611340
9781405621236
1405621230
9780786277568
0786277564
Branch Call Number: LT FICTION ISHIGUR KAZUO
Characteristics: 471 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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The elegance of Ishiguro's prose and the pitch-perfect voice of his narrator conspire to usher readers convincingly into the remembered world of Hailsham, a British boarding school for "special students." The reminiscence is told from the point of view of Kathy H., now 31, whose evocati... Read More »


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lindemuldercr
Sep 02, 2020

Modern Mrs Darcy

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abc123abc123123
Jul 16, 2020

Never let me go is a very tragic but touching book. In the story there are three friends Kathy, Tommy and Ruth who are raised in a boarding school for future donors. The book fast forwards to when Kathy is now grown up and a carer for people like her who are clones and need to start donating. Throughout the story the friends go through some major ups and downs while living their life in their boarding school, Hailsham. The book is full of friendships, sadness and important lessons and is a great book for high schoolers to read.

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hollyharkener
Jun 18, 2020

Like everything I've read of Ishiguro's, this one has stayed with me years after I first read it. Heartbreaking, utterly believable and yet so imaginative.

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tobyfear
Dec 28, 2019

Don't recommend - futuristic book

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FPL_ChelseaJ
Dec 16, 2019

A thoughtful reflection on what it means to be human, the importance of relationships, and the small ways we find meaning in life, painted across an unsuspecting, darker landscape reminiscent of our own fates...

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aridee042
Nov 10, 2019

Never Let Me Go tugs at your heart. You know the inevitable fate of Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy. But you keep expecting that a miracle would happen. That they deserve a chance at a life better than the one planned for them.

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EllenMSmith
Oct 31, 2019

by author of Remains of the Day

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maipenrai
Sep 12, 2019

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mogie
Aug 20, 2019

I literally had no idea what this book was about. I just took it on vacation with me. I think I had won it from Goodreads ages ago and never gotten around to it. A subtle love story with a twist. It was written so well and has stuck with me since I finished it. It definitely deserves a re-read. I have no interest in seeing the movie, though.

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kmcdouall
Aug 02, 2019

Very moving story of commitment and loss, with a powerful statement of what it means to be human.

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baharbehroozi
Jan 05, 2019

Then he said: "I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it's just too much. The current's too strong. They've got to let go, drift apart. That's how I think it is with us. It's a shame, Kath, because we've loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can't stay together forever."

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Jun 09, 2015

“Because maybe, in a way, we didn't leave it behind nearly as much as we might once have thought. Because somewhere underneath, a part of us stayed like that: fearful of the world around us, and no matter how much we despised ourselves for it--unable quite to let each other go.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

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