This dystopian novel follows Kathy and her friends Ruth and Tommy, who were all students at the exclusive boarding school, Hailsham. They are controlled by mystery rules and teachers who constantly reminded them of how special they are. Kathy is now a young woman, looking back at her time at Hailsham. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life, and Kathy is beginning to understand what makes them so special and how that will change their lives forever. Even though I read this book for school, it is one of my all time favorites because it is so powerful in the way it discusses what it truly means to be human and have a soul. This book is appropriate for mature teenagers, as it discusses death and other sophisticated topics, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in dystopian novels.
-Freya, Teen Reviewer