Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro  might be a science fiction novel or a love story, or it may be both. It revolves around the life of Kath, who spent her childhood until she was 16 in an exclusive "boarding school" in England with her friends Ruth and Tommy. The three grow up together and as they grow older discover more things about the place they live in and why they live in it. Though the novel is disturbing and very sad, it conveys a larger message.

I absolutely loved this book. I enjoyed every page thoroughly and thought the ending was rather magnificent. The author's style was so intricate and complicated, yet in actuality very simple and understandable. I can't begin to think of how much he must have understood his subject before he wrote about it. Great novel, great ending, great read. I would recommend it to readers in high school and older.

Reviewed by Anonymous, grade 11
Pacific Park Library

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

In this novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger,  Henry Detamble is introduced as a man with an extraordinary ability to time travel. His travels are spontaneous and most often cause him a lot of trouble. The story revolves around the romance between Henry and Clare, a girl Henry has known for very long and under strange pretense. The novel follows their troubles and their joys, imparting a powerful message at the end about the fleetingness of time.

I loved this book very, very much. It was rich with detail, and he way the chapters were laid out in such a disorderly fashion was confusing at first but I found it to be great choice by the author. I was intrigued and always left wanting more. I don't remember putting this book down. I would recommend this to teens and older audiences.

Reviewed by Anonymous, grade 11
Pacific Park Library