Thursday, July 19, 2018

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

 

Before and After Hanna is how Suzette could label her life.  

Hanna actually ruined Suzette’s life.

Despite her pain from Chron’s disease, Suzette could handle that better than she could handle her daughter.  She also couldn’t handle how Alex, her husband, never saw how Hanna really was.  

Hanna was two different people - one when she was with Suzette and one with Alex. Alex was definitely clueless that 

Hanna was evil and manipulative.

Hanna is going on seven years old and still doesn’t speak, physically lashes out, plans things to harm her mother, plans things to exasperate her mother so she will leave, and won’t be accepted in any school because of her behavior.



Hanna is an evil, brilliant child who is definitely frightening.  I can’t even imagine how she thinks up these horrific things she does. She is VERY unlikable for a supposedly sweet girl. 



BABY TEETH has the reader following Hanna’s days with her mother and her evenings with her father as he reads to his sweet girl at night.  Many issues are brought up, and you can feel the frustration of Suzette in all aspects.



BABY TEETH is set in Pittsburgh, and the author lives in Pittsburgh.



Ms. Stage’s writing is truly marvelous and immediately draws you into the story line but at the same time has you shaking your head at what is happening because it is unbelievable.

I am not a normal reader of disturbing situations or horror, but any reader who likes disturbing reads will like this book.

The last line leaves the reader with more questions.    4/5


I received an early copy of this book.  All opinions are my own.

10 comments:

  1. Elizabeth, though this is not my usual choice of book, either, it sounds really riveting.

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    1. It was very good, but chilling.

      Thanks for commenting, Suko.

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it! It wasn't my cup of tea, but most of my Goodreads friends loved it.

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    1. I didn't love it because of the creepiness of it, but the writing is what made me give my rating.

      Thanks for commenting, Book of Secrets.

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  3. I already hate both Hanna and Alex! LOL

    I am on the fence with this one, as I don't enjoy manipulative children or teens. Sigh

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    1. Oh yes...Hanna is a very "hateable" character.

      I wouldn't read this, Laurel. She is evil.

      Thanks for comnmenting.

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  4. I'll probably pass on this one but I love how you expressed your thoughts!

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    1. Thanks about how I expressed myself. I'm glad it came through.

      Thanks for commenting, Mary.

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  5. I have this. People have been giving it some really crazy praise and the reviews are all over the place calling it a thriller, calling it crazy, etc. Not sure what to think.

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    1. The writing was excellent, but that little girl was chilling.

      You are correct that there is a wide range of thinking. :)
      Thanks for commenting, Ti.

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