Pet (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Staff Reviews

In post-revolution Lucille, all the monsters are gone. At least they think so. Then Jam meets Pet, a monster-hunter who comes out of one of her mother’s paintings. This book asks us incredible questions about how monsters hide in normalcy, about what communal repair can look like, and how we can expand our senses/capacity for trust. Emezi’s language is stunning and they create such an incredible world wherein the ways of being are so new, yet so familiar.

— Ona

Fall 2019 Kids Indie Next List

“Akwaeke Emezi’s debut YA novel is nothing short of breathtaking. Emezi’s prose is poetic and perfect, their world-building is seamlessly engaging, and the images and ideas they evoke in this delicious bit of a book are searing. It’s a critical examination of the society we live in today, of the future we hope to create, and of the constant, enduring need to keep our eyes and hearts open so that we can take care of the most vulnerable among us. I can’t wait to see what Emezi writes next.”
— Abby Rauscher, Books Are Magic, Brooklyn, NY

About the Author

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 their adult debut, Freshwater. The autobiographical novel also received rave reviews from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, and the Los Angeles Times, among others, as well as starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist. Their sophomore adult novel, The Death of Vivek Oji, is forthcoming in 2020 from Riverhead.Learn more about Akwaeke at or on Twitter at @azemezi.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432877484
ISBN-10: 1432877488
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
Publication Date: July 8th, 2020
Language: English