Why did I love this book?
Akwaeke Emezi’s Pet is an emotional wave that will engulf you. When a nation has freed itself of the monsters that terrorized it, an angel appears: there is still one monster left. The novel’s young hero has to help track it down and destroy it. I have never encountered a more breathtaking expression of the rage and pain caused by abuse. Pet’s avenging angel is sublime. It says—in its sheer force alone—what we, in our world, often cannot put into words.