Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Publisher Information:  New York, NY:  Make Me a World/Random House Children's Book, 2019

Summary:  The highly-anticipated, genre-defying new novel by award-winning author Akwaeke Emezi that explores themes of identity and justice.  Pet is here to hunt a monster.  Are you brave enough to look?

There are no more monsters, 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, adn 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 answers to the question...How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?

Acclaimed novelist Akwaeda Emezi makes their riveting and timely young adult debut with a book that asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when th society around you is in denial. 

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