Never Let me Go
In a society not unlike our own, particular children are raised to be prepared for a necessary but morbid fate. Though some are never truly informed in outright terms, as they grow they come to understand (and ultimately accept with docile resignation) their final purpose in life...
There's so little I can say about this book without giving away some pretty major plot points. I'd rather let people enjoy it as it comes, as opposed to, say, being told the main idea you're supposed to slowly discover before you even read the goddamn book. Ahem. I'm talking to you, Janine. But hell, at least I got to ruin Eat, Pray, Love for you.
What I can say is that the general tone of the book is almost dreamy. Once I realized what was going on, I wanted to rage against everything they were heading towards. Why not run? Find a place to hide? Become a weeknight busboy at Denny's or a Thursday feature girl at the local strip club?
Maybe it was because our protagonists were raised in such a nice complacent environment. Maybe if they'd been raised in the ghetto they would have been angrier. The problem was, because our main protagonist was so accepting of the outcome of herself and her companions, I found it hard to get riled up as well, be it about their situations in particular or the book in general.
It was an interesting book with a really neat premise, though it wasn't my usual cup of tea. A little too soft and gentle for my taste, but still enjoyable.