The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Black holes are complex, beautiful creatures. They can take you to places inside and outside yourself that you never realized you needed to go.
Stella Rodriguez thought the thing hiding in a box by the curb was a cat. Or maybe a dog. Hopefully not a skunk. But she was startled to find a small black hole. It must have followed her home from her visit to NASA, and it wants to be her pet.
But taking care of a black hole is a frustrating experience. Not to mention all the shoes and hamsters it eats. When the black hole ends up swallowing something precious, it takes Stella's memories too. To get them back, she must go inside herself.
The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole is a charming, inventive, and ultimately heart-mending story of loss and grief and the healing that awaits on the other side of the inky darkness.
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