I've just done the ordering for texts for next year. Never Let Me Go is proving a popular possible choice in my faculty. I'm buying two sets of Paddy Clarke - because I think it ought to be taught. And, as it was an A Level text on some board or other in the recent past, it's probably very good for the more able. Aiming Heroes at the lower ability and About a Boy somewhere in the middle or upper/middle ability ranges. I have a vocational group that ranges from A to D grade, so my choice will come down to what I want to teach and what I think they will put up with - given they won't actually like anything!