Book: Klara and the Sun
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
This is my 74th read for the year
This is the story of an AI named Klara. She is an artificial friend that is hoping that the right child will come into her store one day and chose her to take home. When a young girl named Josie choses her, Klara feels like she is the perfect person for her. Josie has been ill all of her life, and Klara feels that she can figure out how to make Josie well. As Klara gets to know Josie and her family and friends, she learns what it means to be a part of a family even when that family is dealing with a serious illness.
This was a pretty good book. I have never read Ishiguro's other book - Never Let Me Go - but I have seen the move. I thought I would try this one, and I did enjoy it. Klara is a sweet character and you are rooting the whole time for Josie to get well. I would say that some of the side characters are a bit odd, and the author seems to get a little lost in the weeds with some of the dialogue, but overall, a good story.