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Pet

Pet

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$10.99
Pet

About the Book

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?

Product Details

On sale: January 19, 2021
Age: 12 and up
Grade: Grade 7 & Up
Page count: 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780593175446
Reading level: Lexile: 820L

Author Bio

Akwaeke Emezi is an honoree on the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" list, a long-list nominee for the Carnegie Medal of Excellence, and a short-list nominee for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. They continue to receive accolades for their adult debut, Freshwater, and their sophomore adult novel, The Death of Vivek Oji, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. Born in Umuhai and raised in Aba, Nigeria, Akwaeke holds two degrees, including an MPA from New York University, and lives in liminal spaces.

Praise

“A unique science fiction tale.” –Essence

"
Brilliant." –The Washington Post

"With great tenderness, Pet questions a society silenced by denial." –Observer

“By far the most striking of the [National Book Award] finalists is PET, a sinister morality tale by Akwaeke Emezi.”  –The Wall Street Journal

A riveting and timely work answering the questions about how you go about the world when the world around you is in denial.” –Out Magazine

"This soaring novel shoots for the stars and explodes the sky with its bold brilliance." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"A compelling, nuanced tale that fans of speculative horror will quickly devour." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"A riveting and important read that couldn’t be more well timed to our society’s struggles with its own monsters." —School Library Journal, Starred Review

“Jam is also notable as a Black, trans protagonist in this important narrative that teens will want to read to gain some perspective on the modern political environment.” —The Bulletin, Starred Review

"Emezi’s characters are diverse in race, physical ability and especially gender.... Readers might see in Jam’s surroundings a version of a world that they, like Jam, might choose to fight for." —BookPage, Starred Review

“A haunting and poetic work of speculative fiction.” —The Horn Book