Saturday, December 8, 2012
ARC Review: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
A gritty, romantic modern fairy tale from the author of Breakand Gone, Gone, Gone.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.
Well, Teeth was really good up until a certain point. After the part in the book where a fish rapes a woman and impregnates her, I couldn’t take it seriously anymore. I could barely finish the book after that. There were plot holes everywhere. Why didn’t Daniels fins emerge right after he was born? I also thought that the book had way too much cussing for a young adult novel. Normally I don’t mind some cussing in a young adult novel. However when the f word is used more than half a dozen times in the course of a book it begins to transition into an adult novel rather than a young adult novel. I would have no problem with this if the book was labeled as an adult novel but it’s not. Teeth just wasn’t for me. The plot was utterly ridiculous and made no sense most of the time. The only reason I finished the novel is to see if it got better. Sadly, it did not. I want the few hours that I spent reading this book of my life back. Needless to say, I won’t be reading any of the authors works in the future.
I give Teeth: 1/5.
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I received this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.