What is the book "Never Let Me Go" about?

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Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, is about the childhood of narrator Kathy and her friends Ruth and Tommy. The three grew up in a boarding school for children who are clones. As adults, most of the clones become "donors," and have their organs harvested for donation. Kathy is a caregiver at a center for donors. The school itself has an ongoing experiment to see if the children have emotions, and thus whether or not it is ethical to use them for organ donation. The children create art as expression of their emotions, though they do not know it is part of an experiment. 

In order to write an essay on the book, I recommend taking notes on parts of the book which you feel are important, or any questions or comments you may have. Creating a plot diagram describing the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution can also be helpful. Most literary essays offer a short summary of the book they are written on, and then a discussion or criticism of the major themes. This book deals heavily with humans rights and ethics, so it may be a good choice to write on whether you feel the system of raising clones for organ donation is an ethical one. 

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