This is the first book I read in 2022 and yes, I absolutely recommend it. This is a beautiful piece of literary fiction. Natsukawa weaves a novel on the cusp of reality and fantasy. Cats and books and tea all blend together to create a witty coming-of-age story. I love novels that showcase a world where fantasy should not exist, and yet it does. Because though unicorns may not exist, or talking cats for that matter, I think overcoming the challenges of life are nothing short of extraordinary.