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Pet Author Akwaeke Emezi Ebook ✓ 208 pages Å Akwaeke emezi Å ➵ [Reading] ➷ Pet By Akwaeke Emezi ➪ – Pet is here to hunt a monster Are you brave enough to look?There are no monsters any or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught With doting parenPet is here to hunt a monster Are you brave enough to look?There are no monsters any 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 colo NOW AVAILABLEAll knowledge is good knowledge Pet saidI don’t know if that’s true Jam thought back It doesn’t feel true right now Truth doesn’t care if it feels 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 feels like it was written for the younger half of the YA audience because this is internet i feel 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 observation not a criticism because there need to be books for 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 for adult readers or even that i didn’t personally enjoy it but overall me as adult reader felt that the message was a bit facile for a grown personseasoned reader and would be considerably less so to younger readersthis is the first title from 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 for that world where kids ask hard uestions and we struggle with them together where dreams stretch from eons ago into the future and we do our best to provide road maps to where these young folks 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 for an imprint with today’s increased demand for 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 features a hunky librarian who uses a wheelchair and a polyamorous relationship with a nonbinary person so it’s working the diversity angle for sure but it’s doing it pretty uietly—these characters and relationships exist because they exist in this and all worlds but the bare fact of their existence is not the story’s focus the focus ismonstersit’s set in a near future utopian city called lucille and all of our contemporary problems and divisive conflicts appear to have been fixed firearms banned nationalism and religion eradicated crimesolved 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 in for all kinds of evil and ‘angels’ are those who fought—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 shot 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 fought to keep owning peoplejam’s generation is the first to be monster 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 same face”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 for so long sometimes you forget 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 from Flat and dull things So yes people forget But forgetting is dangerousForgetting is how the monsters come backspoiler alert there is a monster at the end of this bookas far as basic plot characterizations and message this is well suited for a strong middle grade to YA audience some of it will seem oversimplified to old fogey readers like me but there’s a lot of beautiful writing here and with references to hannah arendt and 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 finally read my copy of Freshwater; emezi's adult debut from last year this is also the month i will get older and even fogey ish so hooray for that i guesscome to my blog

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Urs 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 t First some notes on representation➾Black trans girl lead who is selectively verbal and uses sign language freuently➾Entirely black cast➾Jam's best friend has three parents they are in a polyamorous relationship and one of the parents uses theythem pronounsNow onto the book itself For a book that was so hard for me to describe prior to reading it this has a relatively straightforward premise It is set in the world of Lucille a place where righteous angels have eliminated all monsters This is a world without bad people who do bad things or so Jam has been taught But one night a creature emerges from Jam's mother's newest painting It is horrifying to look at asks that it be called Pet and says it is hunting for a monster This is a story that confronts the idea that bad people don't stop existing just because you refuse to acknowledge they exist It's about morality and the power to stand up against even those who are closest to you It is harsh and difficult to confront the fact that sometimes bad people exist and you didn't see them that you too have turned a blind eye to the things they have done but once you look it in the face you cannot remain inactive In a lot of ways Lucille is a utopia It exists in a world where trans children are trusted to know their own bodies and their own minds Jam expresses her identity when she's only 3 years old and the world lovingly embraces her and helps her with each step she wants to pursue She has access to hormones hormone blockers and the ability to make her own choices about medically transitioning while also hearing that her identity will be accepted and embraced whether or not she decides to pursue these routes Jam is also selectively verbal occasionally voicing her thoughts aloud but mostly using sign language This is also embraced by her community and most of the people in her life down to the extended family of her best friend learn sign language as well to reiterate over and over again that she is accepted no matter what It's also an examination of the fact that utopias can't be forced to exist if those who inhabit the world refuse to make the hard choices I think it's remarkable for that This is a book unlike any that I've read before The hunt for the monster is straightforward and I'm sure that most adult and teen readers will know the direction the book is heading But the point isn't the hunt the point is the people who inhabit this world and how their complacency has impacted their apparent utopia Thanks so much to Make Me a World for gifting me this copy at BookExpo this year It's a fascinating and beautiful book that I won't soon forget Note I am white and cisgender so please don't take my review as the only one It is not remotely my place to remark on the uality of representation in this book This book is by a black nonbinary author and deserves to be celebrated for that and for so much

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Pet Author Akwaeke EmeRuth and the answer to the uestion 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 uestions about what choices a young person can make when the adults around them are in denia when a highly awaited book actually exceeds my expectations all I wanna do is cry and give a sacrificial offering to whatever gods held its fate in their hands