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Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Synopsis: A gritty, romantic modern fairy tale from the author of Break and 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.

Review: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz is one of those books that most people would find either strange or mind-blowingly awesome. I found Teeth to be a mixture of the two. This was my first time reading Hannah Moskowitz and I wasn't sure what to expect but I was pleasntly surprised by the thought and detail of each page in this story. Teeth is not your average YA novel, it's better. Moskowitz deals deeply with issues of rape, isolation and relationships/friendships throughout the novel. Although Rudy is the story's main character as a reader you can't help but feel a strong pull and connection to Teeth, the unsung hero. The writing throughout the story is heavy, but I couldn't help but love the uniqueness of Moskowitz's writing style. Overall, I found teeth to be a very interesting read and I look forward to reading more from Hannah Moskowitz.

Rating: 4/5 DIAMONDS

Reviewed by: Vanessa
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