Paperback Published on: 07/11/2019
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Angels and Monsters!
There were a lot of little messages in this book which I liked as they were things that became the norm & just were. Jam's parents listened to her even if... READ MORE
Nicole @WstonesHemel
How do you fight monsters when everyone refuses to believe they exist?
In Jam’s city of Lucille there are no longer monsters. The angels came and made the monsters go away, or so she was told. When Jam’s blood accidentally bri... READ MORE
Alfie at Ashford


Longlisted for the The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021 How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist? She stumbled backwards, her eyes wide, as the figure started coming out of the canvas ... She tried to be brave. Well, she said, her hands only a little shaky, at least tell me what I should call you. ... Well, little girl, it replied, I suppose you can call me Pet. There are no more monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. With doting parents and a best friend named Redemption, Jam has grown up with this lesson all her life. But when she meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colours 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. In their riveting and timely young adult debut, acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult questions about what choices a young person can make when the adults around them are in denial.

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571355112
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 176g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

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In a peaceful world, can one girl hunt down a monster?
This is one of the best books I have read this year, easily.⁠ I read PET by Akwaeke Emezi straight after finishing Freshwater, their debut. While there's ... READ MORE
Lizzie | @littlehux
Unique and Incredible
This book. Just wow. This book should be in ALL schools, especially in the US. I don't even know where to start with this wonderful unicorn of a book. ... READ MORE
L Wyatt
“The first step to seeing is seeing that there are things you do not see.”
I read Pet after it was recommended by @bowtiesandbooks and several other bookstagrammers. I really enjoyed this short but powerful story! Jam witnesses t... READ MORE
Zaina Saher
Beautiful, engaging and a must read for anyone and everyone. It's one that I will reread and recommend to anyone I can