Epic Kids Book Club
By Avery Finley
AUTHOR: Akwaeke Emezi
GENRE: Middle Grade Fantasy
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 colors 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, and the answer to the question—How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?
RATING: (1-5 stars) 5 stars
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOOK WAS:
My favorite thing about Pet was the beautiful writing! I loved how the author described the world and investigated deeper topics with Jam.
MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THIS BOOK WAS:
Jam was my favorite character, but I also loved Pet!
FANS OF THIS BOOK MAY ALSO LIKE:
A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, The Jigsaw Jungle by Kristin Levine, The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach
Avery Finley, 16, is an avid reader and book reviewer. When not reading, you can find her playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, or with one of her pets! Follow her on Instagram and TikTok at @readbyfin.