Teeth is the first book I've read by Hannah Moskowitz, a prolific young adult author I had always been curious about but never managed to pick up a book by. Teeth is a story about a teenage boy whose family moves to a remote magical island to save his sick younger brother--the cure? Fish.
However when Rudy meets Teeth, a half-fish half-boy determined to save his half-siblings from being eaten, he learns that things aren't as simple as they appear.
Like all the characters in Teeth, Rudy and Teeth are complicated and messed up. This is a surprisingly dark book and as the story progresses, it only gets darker. At times, I was definitely searching for a little bit more light in the darkness, but there's something very raw and emotional about the storytelling, and the mix of metaphors and fins brought to life into something that feels real and true despite the fantastical elements. Ultimately, that authenticity in the characters and in the writing are what make Teeth memorable, even when the story itself lost me on occasion, and it has definitely left me inspired to pick up another work by Moskowitz in the future
Release Date: January 1st 2013 Pages: 288 Format: ARC
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