Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?
With doting parents and a best friend named Redemption, Jam has grown up with this question 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.
'Beautiful, genre-expanding' The New York Times'
Compelling...a wonderful mix of fantasy, dystopian drama, political commentary and a coming of age tale that is sure to grip any reader' The Scotsman
'The word hype was invented to describe books like this' Refinery29
Author: Akwaeke Emezi
Paperback / softback 208 pages
From aged 12