Pet By Akwaeke Emezi E–book/E–pub

Pet By Akwaeke Emezi

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To hunt a monster in the House of RedemptionHow can this be There are no monsters left and Jam knows Redemption He s her best riend She knows his whole amily there are no monsters therePet is insistent though He is not wrong and Jam begrudgingly agrees to help him with his hunt She doesn t think he will ind anything but she s goes along with him anyway to appease him than anything elseJam and Pet work together to try to weed out the monster hiding among themAs mentioned above this book is heavy Initially I was under the impression that this was Middle Grade or some reason but that can t be correct I would definitely classify this as YA and maybe the marketing even does that I m not sureDealing heavily in metaphor this story lays out a horrifying reality or Redemption and his The Portable Guidance Counselor: Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College family I was moved by where this went and the view spoilervigilante justice hide spoiler 35 stars Monsters don t look like anything That s the whole point That s the whole problem Pet is a book that diverged greatlyrom my original expectations The storyline cleverly weaved an important message using methods I ve never seen before What is this book about Jam has grown up learning that her town was illed with monsters They re all gone now or so she her town was illed with monsters They re all gone now or so she before one emerged rom her mother S Painting Pet Is painting Pet is creature of Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices feathers and claws and horns and tells Jam it is here to hunt a monster One that lives in her bestriend Redemption s house Jam has a hard time believing people can be monsters much less that someone in Redemption s Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism family who she practically considers her own can be one I m in awe at how nicely this story unravelled Pet took a while toully grasp my attention though by the halfway point I was completely invested Jam s determination to help her Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas friend and slow realization that people can be the best hidden monsters was executed perfectlyThe representation in Pet was beautiful to see From what I can recall every character in this book is black Jam is transgender and has selective mutism while another character is disabled in a wheelchair This is a relatively short book and I would definitely recommend itor the amount of impact it carries This book was beautiful and haunting and i absolutely cried at the endcw child abuse csa specifically NOW AVAILABLEAll knowledge is good knowledge Pet saidI don t know if that s true Jam thought back It doesn t After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry feel true right now Truth doesn t care if iteels true or not It is true nonetheless in the world of books and publishing some titles are marketed as YA with the expectation that they will have crossover appeal into the adult market and some are intended to pull in strong reading tweens looking to grow out of their middle grade optionsthis one Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread feels like it was writtenor the younger half of the YA audience because this is internet i eel like i have to throw up a shield before i m even attacked by clarifying what should be some very obvious things about that statement like 1 this is an very obvious things about that statement like 1 this is an not a criticism because there need to be books or every age group and reading level and that excellent books exist across every genre and in every age category and 2 i m not saying this one doesn t have appeal or adult readers or even that i didn t personally enjoy it but overall me as adult reader elt that the message was a bit acile or a grown personseasoned reader and would be considerably less so to younger readersthis is the She Weeps Each Time You're Born first titlerom PRH s Make Me a World imprint and their own mission statement s language suggests they are targeting a younger than teen audienceMAKE ME A WORLD is an imprint dedicated to exploring the vast possibilities of contemporary childhood We strive to imagine a universe in which no young person is invisible in which no kid s story is erased in which no glass ceiling presses down on the dreams of a child Then we publish books. Urs and claws who emerges rom 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 ight not only to protect her best riend but also to uncover the. ,
Having been a ridiculously crazy mind blowing an of FRESHWATER by Akwaeke Emezi S Debut Autobiographical Novel debut autobiographical novel took seconds to reuest a copy of PET the moment I saw the book on Netgalley I love the About the Book sentencecreated by the advertising olks PET IS HERE TO HUNT A MONSTER ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH TO LOOK YesyesyesI put on my brave hat wrapped myself in my new gorgeous brave blanket made by my wonderful moon If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas friend snuggled into my brave chair and started readingBRAVELY I KID YOU NOTa reader must be brave to read anything by Akwaeke Emezi Her books are exceptionally experientialilled with wisdom insights and depth Emezi has the ability to tap into our personal inhibitions to experience both a ascinating tale and a moving transformation The wonderful blurb olks gave us this to ponder too HOW DO YOU SAVE THE WORLD FROM MONSTERS IF NO ONE WILL ADMIT THEY EXIST Another uestion is COULD WE EVER LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT EVIL We meet Jam a black transgender teen who lives in a town called Lucille She has loving parents Bitter and Aloe Jam was taught that all the monsters in the world have vanishedie murderers corrupt politicians sex offenders rapists injustice prejudice and all types of abusersIn Lucille The town of Utopia Angels are known but not evil But perhaps not all monsters are really gonePerhaps children discover truths before their parents do It s so tempting to want to share the page turning creative details but I ll be goodso instead the characters with their thought provoking namesJam Bitter Redemption Aloe Ube Hibiscus Moss Glass Malachite and PET are waiting to meet you they will be happy to Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, fill you in and give you a job to doYou are being invited comeace to ace with PET a magical creature who eels human who is roughly the same height as Jam PET calls Jam little girl her mother calls her doux White Water flux other than PET has dark red horns and smoke wafting out of his mouth smelling like ash PET who was painted into life doesn t care what Jam or her parents want only the truth of what is The truth does not change whether it is seen or unseen Sometimes it s easier not to see not to see what is happening This is why you must be brave whileacing the truth Jam remembers her mother Bitter telling her before the revolution had ended Angels as hunters had to do dark things hard things They too had to be brave PET may need to do hard things too Jam may have to do dark thingsThey need your help readersDon t be afraid Put on your Sunday best brave clothes of armorAnd remember All knowledge is good knowledge A The Slave Dancer fantastical young adult book one that adults will enjoy tooTeachers parents of middle age kids this is a terrific book choice to read togetherAkwaeke Emezi is sooo brilliantly creative SUCH A UNIUE writerI admire her extraordinary talentThank you Netgalley Random House Children and Akwaeke Emezi 45 stars Angels can look like many things So can monstersWow this book is a lot to swallow It is heavy with so much to process Pet is a wildly creative storyollowing Jam a black transgirl living in a sort of metaphorical Utopian city called LucilleIn this Special Agent futuristiceeling city the angels have gotten rid of the all the monsters There are no monsters left or so they sayJam lives with her parents Bitter and Aloe They are so loving and supportive of Jam She is contentThat is until one night alone in her Mom s art studio Jam accidentally cuts her hand and drips blood on one of Bitter s paintingsOkay no big deal right Her Mom won t get that madBut then the painting starts to come to lifeA being is literally crawling out of the canvas like being birthed into the world He s big he has horns he has claws Jam can t believe her eyesThis mess is certainly going to reuire a bit explaining then a Sleep with the Fishes few drops of blood on a pageJam begins communicating with this new being His name is Pet and he says he is here. Pet is here to hunt a monster Are you brave enough to lookThere are no monsters any or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught With doting parents and a bestriend named Redemption Jam has grown up with this lesson all her life But when she meets Pet a creature made of horns and colo. For that world where kids ask hard uestions and we struggle with them together where dreams stretch rom eons ago into the uture and we do our best to provide road maps to where these young olks want to be We make books where the children of today can see themselves and each otheryou can read the rest of it hereit s a great idea A World on Fire for an imprint with today s increased demandor diversity and representation and ownvoices in reading materials creating a conversation between the kinds of people who live in than one world and inviting young readers to make their own because if we want to start making better people than the ones we have now the younger they are exposed to a range of cultures and experiences the better the central character in Pet is a black trans girl with selective mutism and the book also Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life features a hunky librarian who uses a wheelchair and a polyamorous relationship with a nonbinary person so it s working the diversity angleor sure but it s doing it pretty uietly these characters and relationships exist because they exist in this and all worlds but the bare act of their existence is not the story s ocus the 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate focus ismonstersit s set in a nearuture utopian city called lucille and all of our contemporary problems and divisive conflicts appear to have been The Oxford New Greek Dictionary fixedirearms banned nationalism and religion eradicated crimesolved The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece for with major leaps and bounds in medical technology that allows trans kids like our protagonist jam to ease into their true selves with a minimum of physical or psychological distress and most importantly the complete elimination of monsters in the world where monsters is a stand inor all kinds of evil and angels are those who ought and won the monster ending revolution the process by which all of this happened is brisk and glossed overIt was the angels who took apart the prisons and the police WHO HELD COUNCILS PROSECUTING THE FORMER OFFICERS WHO D held councils prosecuting the ormer officers who d children and murdered people sentencing them to restitution and rehabilitationThe angels took the laws and changed them tore down the horrible statues of rich men who d owned people and The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) fought to keep owning peoplejam s generation is theirst to be monster The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis free and while talking about monsters is generally discouraged in lucille jam s mother indulges her emphasizing the moral relativism of lucille s angels It not easy to get rid of monsters she said The angels they had to do things underhand dark thingsYou can t sweet talk a monster into anything else when all it does want is monsterness Good and innocent they not the same thing they don t wear the sameace but of course in a world without monsters no one will recognize a monster when they see one and there s a danger in overprotection in encouraging ignorance of the shapes monsters can take when you think you ve been without monsters The Jumbee for so long sometimes youorget what they look like what they sound like no matter how much remembering your education urges you to do It s not the same when the monsters are gone You re only remembering shadows of them stories that seem to be limited to the pages or screens you read them To Helvetica and Back from Flat and dull things So yes peopleorget But Simple Art of Greatness forgetting is dangerousForgetting is how the monsters come backspoiler alert there is a monster at the end of this bookasar as basic plot characterizations and message this is well suited Where the Heart Waits for a strong middle grade to YA audience some of it will seem oversimplified to oldogey readers like me but there s a lot of beautiful writing here and with references to hannah arendt like me but there s a lot of beautiful writing here and with references to hannah arendt gwendolyn brooks it s got some sophisticated bones running through it i may not have loved it but i liked it enough to make a this month promise to inally read my copy of Freshwater emezi s adult debut rom last year this is also the month i will get older and even A Burglar's Guide to the City fogey ish so hoorayor that i guesscome to my blog. Truth and the answer to the uestion How do you save the world rom monsters if no one will admit they existIn their riveting and timely young adult debut acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi asks difficult uestions about what choices a young person can make when the adults around them are in deni. ,