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Pet (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages
Published: 07/11/2019
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Waterstones Says

Deftly dramatising the conflicts and misunderstandings of the generational divide, Emezi’s remarkable YA debut fashions a clawed monster from paint and canvas, then lets it loose upon a community in denial of its existence. Dazzlingly written and genuinely affecting, Pet is a quiet triumph.     

Longlisted for the The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021

How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?

She stumbled backwards, her eyes wide, as the figure started coming out of the canvas ... She tried to be brave. Well, she said, her hands only a little shaky, at least tell me what I should call you. ... Well, little girl, it replied, I suppose you can call me Pet.

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.

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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571355112
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm
Edition: Main

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Lizzie | @littlehux

“In a peaceful world, can one girl hunt down a monster?”

This is one of the best books I have read this year, easily.⁠

I read PET by Akwaeke Emezi straight after finishing Freshwater, their debut. While there's a crossover in themes and dizzying prose, PET is a... More

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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“Angels and Monsters!”

There were a lot of little messages in this book which I liked as they were things that became the norm & just were.
Jam's parents listened to her even if she did not speak.
Jam is a girl whose best friend... More

Alfie at Ashford

“How do you fight monsters when everyone refuses to believe they exist?”

In Jam’s city of Lucille there are no longer monsters. The angels came and made the monsters go away, or so she was told. When Jam’s blood accidentally brings one of her mother’s paintings to life a creature of horns,... More

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