Monday, April 28, 2014

Book Review: Teeth

Title Teeth

Author Hannah Moskowitz

Release Date January 1, 2013

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.

This is my first book by Hannah Moskowitz, but it certainly won't be my last.

Teeth is strange. It's perfect. It's heartbreaking and wonderful and lovely. It's so many things wrapped up in an amazing book.

The writing... well, I'll just say that I'd do anything to write like Hannah Moskowitz. Even though I've never read anything else by her, I don't believe anyone else could have written this story like she did. The characters brought this story to life. Teeth will always have a very special place in my heart. Always. The romance is subtle, but powerful. It's certainly not the knock you on your butt romance that many people desire in their books, but it's so much better. It couldn't have been done in a more realistic way.

This is a crappy review of a fantastic book. Go read it instead. You won't be disappointed.


5 out of 5 stars

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