Pet

Pet Review

Pet is here to hunt a monster.
Are you brave enough to look?

There are no more monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. With doting parents and a best friend named Redemption, Jam has grown up with this lesson all her life. But when she meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colours 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?

In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices a young person can make when the adults around them are in denial.

Title:Pet
Edition Language:English

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    Pet Reviews

  • The Artisan Geek

    ------------------VIDEO REVIEW------------------15/9/19My chest is heavy, my throat is rough and my eyes are tearing. What a story, I can't believe it's over! I don't think I have ever been so upset f...

  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!All knowledge is good knowledge, Pet said.I don’t know if that’s true, Jam thought back. It doesn’t feel true right now.Truth doesn’t care if it feels true or not. It is true n...

  • Nenia ?? Queen of Villainy ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest"Who is even the target audience for this book?" I asked, while stirring my tea and clutching my pearls. No, but seriously, I'm not sure what...

  • mina reads??

    This book was beautiful and haunting and i absolutely cried at the endcw: child abuse, csa specifically ...

  • Kai

    when a highly awaited book actually exceeds my expectations all I wanna do is cry and give a sacrificial offering to whatever gods held its fate in their hands...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Having been a ridiculously-crazy-mind-blowing fan of “FRESHWATER”, by Akwaeke Emezi’s debut autobiographical novel - It took seconds to request a copy of “PET”, the moment I saw the book on ...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    First, some notes on representation.➾Black, trans girl lead who is selectively verbal and uses sign language frequently➾Entirely black cast➾Jam's best friend has three parents (they are in a pol...

  • megs_bookrack

    **4.5-stars**Angels can look like many things. So can monsters.Wow, this book is a lot to swallow. It is heavy; there is so much here to process. Pet is a wildly creative story following, Jam, a black...

  • Acqua

    Pet is a story about how evil – any kind of evil – thrives in plain sight when people start refusing to look for it, to acknowledge that it can and does exist. It’s a story about how this refusa...

  • Kathryn Speckels (Metaphors and Miscellanea)

    A refreshing #OwnVoices story offering a fresh, highly relevant take on the concept of angels and monsters, Pet proves that Akwaeke Emezi can write for younger audiences just as well as they can for a...