September 10, 2019|
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times • Time • Buzzfeed • NPRNew York Public Library • Publishers Weekly • School Library Journal

A genre-defying novel from the award-winning author NPR describes as “like [Madeline] L’Engle…glorious.” A singular book that explores themes of identity and justice. Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?

"[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut" --The New York Times

There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother''s paintings and a drop of Jam''s blood, she must reconsider what she''s been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption''s house. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth, and the answer to the question--How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?

A riveting and timely young adult debut novel that asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when the society around you is in denial. 

"The word hype was invented to describe books like this." –Refinery29
Akwaeke Emezi makes their young adult debut with Pet on the inaugural Make Me a World list. An honoree on the National Book Foundation''s "5 Under 35" list, a long-list nominee for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence, and a short-list nominee for the Center for Fiction''s First Novel Prize, Akwaeke continues to receive accolades for thei...
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8.52 X 5.89 X 0.85 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.52 X 5.89 X 0.85 in
Published:September 10, 2019
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780525647072

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