Pet

Pet

Book - 2019
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In a near-future society that claims to have gotten rid of all monstrous people, a creature emerges from a painting seventeen-year-old Jam's mother created, a hunter from another world seeking a real-life monster.
Publisher: New York, New York : Make Me a World, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780525647072
Characteristics: 204 pages ;,22 cm.

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VaughanPLShelly Nov 17, 2019

What a wonderful unique book! If you're a fan of speculative fiction with compelling characters and fast-paced action, I highly recommend this one.

RainbowPonygirl1234 Oct 24, 2019

Gods above, this book was a good one. It was a super quick read but what a whopper. Emezi takes magical realism to a whole new level and dimension and she doesn't shirk from discussing hard topics/truths about the nature of humans.

The cast of characters is diverse, with rich development for the three main characters as the story progresses. Jam, our protagonist, is a curious teen who trying to handle an unknown situation as best as she can without having any support from her parents. Redemption deals with a monstrous situation without the help of his parents but doesn't let his fear or disbelief keep him from acting. And Pet. Well, I love Pet. It is the objective character that reflects the foibles of the people and the town of Lucille and keeps the truth very ... present. Regardless of it's good or bad nature.

This book will leave you thinking and aching and just a little stunned and also kind of in love with the characters by the end of it. But Emezi's writing style is a little off-putting at first, but it's well worth the adjustment.

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celestetrottier
Oct 15, 2019

What a great book! Read it in a day. I could not put it down.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Oct 01, 2019

Not for everyone, but for those who can embrace quirky stories, this one is worth reading! Also: loved the fact that the main character is trans but it's not critical to the plot.

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