Friday, August 24, 2018

Review: Baby Teeth

Title Baby Teeth
By Zoje Stage
Genre Adult, Fiction
Format Audio book
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
Life was supposed to be good for Suzette now. She has her crohn's under control and is married to a wonderful man. Her seven year old daughter, Hannah, however, doesn't speak, has been kicked out of every school she was enrolled in and is growing increasingly more violent. In her father's eyes, Hannah is the perfect angel but Suzette is starting to feel like Hannah would prefer her out of the picture. Permanently.

First Sentence
Maybe the machine could see the words she never spoke.


I've been eyeing this one for a long time. For some reason I'm fascinated with stories of psychotic children. I think I was expecting a disturbing horror like book and while I found this one incredibly disturbing, I think the author was going for a more serious issue-y book???

I'm not sure. All I know is I couldn't put it down. I was disturbingly fascinated from the get go.

There were a lot of plot holes in this one. I highly doubt the father would be THAT blind to how psychotic his daughter was and there was no way Suzette wouldn't have thought to record her daughter's behavior. I feel like those things were left out just to keep the story going. So, yeah, like I said, holes.

Still, the book was a page turner and all in all I enjoyed it. It was very disturbing and I kept shaking my head and muttering, "what the hell is wrong with this kid" but I couldn't look away.

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like The Bad Seed revisited.

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    1. I haven’t read that one but I bet you’re right.

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  2. Mehh I feel like I've gotten so picky lately! Psychotic children are literally straight up my alley and I was totally ready to add this to my TBR but I can't stand plotholes anymore. I'll just get so distracted thinking about how the author possibly could have let that happen and I'll get so bothered by it. Still, I'm glad you enjoyed it regardless of that.

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  3. Oooh! I've been on the fence with this one, but I think you just convinced me to check it out! :)

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    1. It was definitely creepy and held my interest.

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  4. LOL. I've been wondering about this one. Still not sure I'll pick it up ...

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  5. Sounds intriguing! I'm not a big horror person, but psychotic kids are always interesting. I'll have to check this one out.

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  6. This book is on my wishlist. Glad it was a page turner despite the disturbing topic.

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    1. I thought you’d read it already. I’ll be excited to see your thoughts.

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  7. Lol I thought the same thing- this kid is WHACKED. Good grief the scissors thing? Surprise new hairstyle! Oh my gosh no this kid has to go! It was a trip though.

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    1. It was fun but, yeah, that kid was nuts.

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  8. This is most definitely on my TBR shelves. I also love books with psycho kids (The Bad Seed is a big favorite), so I know that I'll get sucked into one. I was saving in for a Fallish read, but I will get to it!

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    1. I’ll be looking for your thoughts on it.

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