Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

Published January 1st 2013 by Simon Pulse

Be careful what you believe in.
Rudy’s life is flipped upside-down when his family moves to a remote island in a last attempt to save his sick younger brother. With nothing to do but worry, Rudy sinks deeper and deeper into loneliness and lies awake at night listening to the screams of the ocean beneath his family’s rickety house.
Then he meets Diana, who makes him wonder what he even knows about love, and Teeth, who makes him question what he knows about anything. Rudy can’t remember the last time he felt so connected to someone, but being friends with Teeth is more than a little bit complicated. He soon learns that Teeth has terrible secrets. Violent secrets. Secrets that will force Rudy to choose between his own happiness and his brother’s life.

Rating: 5/5


Oh, wow.

Teeth was an excellent book.  It's the kind of book that I want to read again and again.  And the best part is that I can't quite put my finger on the reason it was so great.

That might seem like an odd statement, so I'll explain.  That's the best part because it means that I became immersed.  The part of my brain that usually analyses and nitpicks about everything I read was silent, because I was too busy enjoying the story.

Teeth probably isn't for everyone.  It's a strange book with mystical elements that gets very dark at some points.  The fact that one of the characters, Teeth, is half-boy and half-fish should give you an indication of how odd this book is.  If the description appeals to you, then give it a try.  I think you'll be glad you did.

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