Sunday, April 13, 2008

Never Let Me Go By: Kazuo Ishiguro-- Book Review

Rating 4 stars

Genre: Fiction, Cloning

Never Let Me Go is a story about Kathy's expierences in her young adult life. She grew up in a private boarding school, Hailsham , where from a young age the students are told what they will be doing in the future. From the day they are brought into the world their life has been planned. At Hailsham Kathy makes friends, and deals with the cliques and problems of day to day life. She makes two close friends, Ruth and Tommy. The teachers at Hailsham are slightly odd, as it is not a normal school.

After they have graduated Hailsham they move to another place to prepare for their fate. Eventually Kathy, Tommy and Ruth go their seperate ways in life. Yet eventually they reconnect although they are at different stages of life and it is different from when they were children. Kathy tells of the many memories she had growing up, and what it is like for her to reconnect with her childhood friends.

My short summary could not possibly describe this book fairly. Never Let Me Go was an interesting book which brought up many issues such as free will. It was hard for me to read because parts were extremely sad. This book brings out a lot of feelings and emotion. Kazuo Ishiguro writes beautifully and has woven himself an amazing story.

(This book is more adult than ya fiction but it is a worthy read)

Monday, April 7, 2008

6 random thingssss

Well, I have been pretty busy, but I got tagged for this 3 times, so I figured I better do this
These people tagged me: The Ravenous Reader, The Book Brat, and Em's Bookshelf

1/ you link back to the person who tagged you.
2/ post these rules on your blog.
3/ share six unimportant things about yourself.
4/ tag six random people at the end of your entry
5/ let the tagged people know by leaving a comment on their blogs

ok 6 random things... this should be easy people always call me random...hmmm

1. My hair is always up. clips, hairties whatever, I can't leave it down or it distracts me.
2. I know 2 languages, English and Hebrew--I'm currently reading Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging in Hebrew.
3. I love the color orange, its so cool.
4. I used to try and read while walking to school, but I realized it was dangerous and my friends would get mad at me for ignoring them (Oops!)
5. I laugh really easily, for absolutely no reason
6. I'll tell you a secret though, my mom thinks I'm special (guess the movie!)

um pretty sure everyones been tagged for this one already, and I'm a bit late, so if you want to do this again go for it! let me know if you do!