by Kazuo Ishiguro
Reviewed by Janet:
When fourteen-year-old Josie chooses Klara to be her AF (Artificial Friend), Klara uses her acute powers of observation and empathy to become the friend that lonely Josie needs. Reliant on solar power herself, Klara makes a bargain with the Sun for help when Josie’s illness becomes serious. Slowly revealing his near-future world, but never fully explaining it, the author draws the reader into this intimate exploration of love, friendship, sacrifice, and what it is that makes each of us unique and special.