As a child, Kathy – now thirty-one years old – lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory.
And so, as her
friendship with Ruth is rekindled, and as the feelings that long ago
fueled her adolescent crush on Tommy begin to deepen into love, Kathy
recalls their years at Hailsham. She describes happy scenes of boys and
girls growing up together, unperturbed – even comforted – by their
isolation. But she describes other scenes as well: of discord and
misunderstanding that hint at a dark secret behind Hailsham’s nurturing
facade. With the dawning clarity of hindsight, the three friends are
compelled to face the truth about their childhood–and about their lives
A tale of deceptive simplicity, Never Let Me Go slowly reveals an extraordinary emotional depth and resonance – and takes its place among Kazuo Ishiguro’s finest work. From Goodreads.
This is dystopian though it is set in the past. I won't say why these kids are special as that would be a spoiler but to me the scary part is that I fear this could actually happen in the future. I hope not but I wouldn't put it past human nature that it could.
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