So, I somehow managed to start this book without any knowledge as to what it was about, and I have to say that I was very surprised.
The book appears to be more of a romance with some sort of deep or dark mystery involved, and this was not the case. However, this is the fault of the blurb and not the initial writing.
I thought this book was wonderful, despite misconceptions on its subject, the plot of the book is intriguing and definitely one that makes you question humanity.
The book follows Kath, a 31 year old carer who is reminiscing about her life as a student at Hailsham. We follow her thoughts and beliefs and her struggle to come to terms with what being a student truly means for her, her friends and their futures.
Though the writing style takes some time to get use to as it is very conversational, it allows the reader a lot of insight into Kath, her actions and why she does what she does. This is very clever and works very well.
At times the story can seem slow but once it is all tied together it is very satisfying and extraordinarily saddening. This is a book that, by then end will play on your emotions.
I loved the concept and the storyline, despite the book being heavily character driven. This is brilliant for people who like a slow reveal, developed characters, and a book that constantly raises questions.
The ending may be questionable for many readers, especially concerning why the characters didn’t just leave (all I can say without spoilers) , however, I think it works particularly well for the ideology created for the characters throughout the novel.
Overall I enjoyed this book and appreciated the thoughts it stimulates about humans and their humanity.
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