never let me go

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Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

For more grown-up takes on boarding school fiction, try these…

St. Clare’s by Enid Blyton for a book series that will make you want to run away and join the O’ Sullivan twins at boarding school

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray for a hilarious, rambunctious story about the death of a young student at a Catholic boarding school in Dublin

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro for a beautifully rendered book that will make you think about life, mortality, and what it means to be human

The Secret History by Donna Tartt for a classic, devastatingly powerful campus novel that will stay with you for a very long time

This post was guest edited by author Louise O'Neill. Her debut novel Only Ever Yours is out now in the UK & Ireland (US April 2015). Follow her on Twitter.

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

For more horrific pursuits of human endeavour, try these…

Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep by Philip K Dick for another pursuit of artificial creations that reveals the humanity of the hunter

Atomised by Michel Houellebecq for a grim depiction of future reproduction by lonely scientists

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco for the terror that comes when people create truth out of lies

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro for a view of life from the monster’s perspective

This post was guest edited by writer Craig Hildebrand-Burke. When he’s not talking about Stephen King, you can find him blogging for Momentum.

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

For more literary speculative fiction, try these…

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides for urban discontent

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell for a story of secrets and control

Incendiary by Chris Cleave for a melancholy story to get under your skin

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick for a story of what it means to be human

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