Pet by Akwaeke Emezi audiobook

Pet

By Akwaeke Emezi
Read by Christopher Myers

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5.55 Hours 1
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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? In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when the society around you is in denial.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the National Book Award

A Stonewall Book Award Honor Book

Finalist for the Ignyte Award for Best YA Novel

A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book

A Time Magazine Best Book of the Year

A Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year

An NPR Best Book of the Year

A School Library Best Books of the Year Pick

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

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?

In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when the society around you is in denial.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"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
"[An] important narrative that teens will want to read to gain some perspective on the modern political environment.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“A haunting and poetic work of speculative fiction.” Horn Book
"[A] beautiful, genre-expanding debut…Pet is a nesting doll of creative possibilities.” New York Times
“Terrifying and glorious.” NPR
"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)
A compelling, nuanced tale that fans of speculative horror will quickly devour. Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“A unique science fiction tale.” Essence
“With great tenderness, Pet questions a society silenced by denial.” The Observer (London)
“Brilliant.” Washington Post
This soaring novel shoots for the stars and explodes the sky with its bold brilliance. Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“The word hype was invented to describe books like this.” Refinery 29

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Author

Author Bio: Akwaeke Emezi

Author Bio: Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi is the author of the several acclaimed novels, including Freshwater, which made the finals for numerous awards and was also named a Best Book of the Decade by BuzzFeed and a Best Book of the Year by the New Yorker, NPR, and the Chicago Public Library. The novel Pet won the Stonewall Book Award and was named a best book of the year by the New York Times, Time magazine, NPR, and BuzzFeed, among others.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 5.55
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English