Never Let Me Go is very loosely the story of three children who grow up at a boarding school with all the classic cliques, drama, and turmoil that includes. But there is also a very subtle, yet pervasive and sinister feeling that haunted me as I was reading and not until much later in the book did I understand what is was and why; I got it once the children had grown up and learned for themselves the gravity of their fate. This book broke my heart, but in the best possible way. Ishiguro's books are often subtle, unique, genre-bending and are absolutely beautiful, perfect gems.
A reunion with two childhood friends--Ruth and Tommy--draws Kath and her companions on a nostalgic odyssey into the supposedly idyllic years of their lives at Hailsham, an isolated private school in the serene English countryside, and a dramatic confrontation with the truth about their childhoods and about their lives in the present. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.