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Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(5) Tree Line

Never Let Me Go can seem misleadingly simple. Our easy-going narrator, Kathy, talks to us like we're gossiping with her over tea and biscuits, which is fun and all. But the story as a whole tackles some of the toughest questions out there: What is the meaning of life? What's the point of going to school and trying to make a difference if we all die in the end? See what we mean? This book can get pretty deep. The thing is, Kathy's chatty style and her mysterious story can't help but make us want to read more. Sure, there are some dark moments that make you think, but the page-turning nature of the book means you won't get paralyzed by the deep stuff.

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