Klara and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (2021)
In the not too distant future, young adults have almost no social interaction with their peers until they head off to college. In those lonely teen years, affluent children are given Artificial Friends, short-lived sentient robots, to live with them and keep them company. The novel follows the life of Klara, a particularly intuitive AF, as she does her best to be a good friend to her child, Jodie.
I got this book from the library, but because it is HOT OF THE PRESSES, I was only allowed to check it out for 7 days. I was worried that might make reading it feel like a chore, but I was very wrong. As soon as I started reading this book, I melted right in!
Beautifully sad, sadly beautiful, and Sadiful beutidad.
A really good book.