Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro

Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki Japan, and then moved to and lived in England for most of his adult life. Most recently, Ishiguro moved to France. Never Let Me Go was first published April 5, 2005.

Dynamic Characters

Why to choose?


Reading Never Let Me Go is like an emotional roller coaster. Some points in the book you cry, other times you laugh, you don't really know what to expect. Ishiguro really grabs your attention and makes you feel like you actually know the characters personally. You feel everything they feel while reading. It is very easy to put yourself into the characters shoes because of the normality of Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy ; despite their hardships they are just like any normal teenagers.

Exciting Plot

What if everything you knew, your whole life meant nothing to society other than to harvest your organs? Finding out how the characters deal with discovering this and the social hardships that go along with knowing this is both thrilling and captivating.

The End

Towards the end of the book issues are resolved but not in the way that you would assume. I would not call it a plot twist but the ending is not disappointing. The realization that all things must come to an end plays such a huge role in this books plot and defines the ending of this novel.

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The setting takes place in England. The time period is not really told, you can kinda assume that the time period is modern day.