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In Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, the English boarding school of Hailsham was a safe haven from the influences of city life. Students were trained in art and literature, becoming the people the world around them wanted to be.
Kathy grows from a schoolgirl to a young woman. As a young girl, she knew that the halls of Hailsham were protecting her from something: the real world. Her and her friends, Ruth and Tommy, knew there was a life beyond Hailsham, but they didn’t know why they were forced into creating art or literature. Truth comes out and the realities of the world become apparent the older Kathy gets.
Back when I was in high school, I took a college-credited english course through SUPA (Syracuse University Project Advance). In that class, we read and discussed a lot of thought-provoking stories that made us look at normal things through a different lens. The more I read this story, the more it reminded me of being a piece that my professor would love to discuss.
The way Ishiguro writes this, it leaves a lot to the imagination. There’s a general idea of what’s going on, but I would have liked more clarity because there was almost too much generalization. I had a hard time following this story because it didn’t capture my full attention.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5