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The Boy at the End of the World by Greg Van Eekhout
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bookshelves: young-adult

Post apocalypse, the last human on Earth is awoken from suspended animation. The Ark that has housed him and countless others has been destroyed, so it is him, a broken custodial robot, and a very big world that has changed drastically since the humans went extinct. When the party stumble upon evidence of another Ark, so begins the journey to see if humanity can re-emerge on Earth, but even the security robots that guard the Arks have evolved away from their original purpose. There are several twists and turns in this plot, and a beautifully staged end. This reminded me a little of Alien Earth by Megan Lindholm (aka Robin Hobb). Greg Van Eekhout's clean, flowing prose pulled me through to the very end. I finished this in one day.
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