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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times • Time • Buzzfeed • NPR • New 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?
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.
“[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut” –The New York Times
“The word hype was invented to describe books like this.” –Refinery29
From the Publisher
PET by Akwaeke Emezi
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A genre-defying novel exploring themes of identity, justice, and difficult questions. A companion novel to Pet that explores both the importance and cost of social revolution–and how youth lead the way.
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (January 19, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 224 pages
ISBN-10 : 0593175441
ISBN-13 : 978-0593175446
Reading age : 12 – 17 years
Lexile measure : 820L
Grade level : 7 – 9
Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
Dimensions : 5.44 x 0.47 x 8.25 inches