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Teeth Hardcover – January 1, 2013
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I am a crazed hunter of mindf*** books, but this one was just perplexing on so many levels. Enter stage left: older brother Rudy who is trapped on an island while his family tries to cure his brother's cystic fibrosis with magical flipping fish. You heard right. Magical fish. This aspect actually intrigued me, but let's go on. Said boy meets two people about his age while he is on this island. One is a girl named Diana who is kind of a homebody, seeing as her mother never lets her go out into the big, scary world. We can definitely tell this by her awkward social skills and the fact that she's learned everything from books and not personal experience. The other is half human, half fish. This just keeps getting more and more interesting. Rudy is torn between his brother's need for the fish in order to survive and Teeth's vehement protests against killing his brethren for the sake of the humans he hates.
Rudy was such a tool. He is a very realistic, angst filled teenager who thinks about sex frequently. Half the time, I wanted to punch him in the face. The other half, I admired his deep love for his brother and his concern for Teeth's welfare. I actually think the island made him a better, stronger individual; it gave him some much-needed perspective. He sounded kind of like a douchebag before his isolation.Read more ›
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*This is one of those books that left me completely perplexed. It is a book that I could see literature teachers loving as there are so many metaphorical inferences in this one. You could spend hours analyzing it. If you are someone that likes book with complicated themes and inferences, you should read this one.
*I liked the gritty, in your face writing style that Ms. Moskowitz uses for this book. I have said this before, I am a big fan of stream of consciousness narration and this book incorporates this style. Rudy is a teenage boy and he narrates this book.Read more ›
This book made me sad. A lot of her books make me sad. You'd wonder why I keep reading such sad books but it's because it's so good. Sad isn't always a bad thing. You feel more connected to the characters and you also feel like you wanna reach in the pages to give them a nice, big hug. This is how I felt for Fishboy most of the story but also for Rudy. He was forced to move to this remote island with his parents and younger, sick brother, Dylan. There are magic fish at this island that cure people who are sick. People with a tumor magically no longer have one, people with MS are magically cured and they're hoping for the same thing for Dylan. It works. These magic fish are making him better and it's a miracle. But what would happen if he would ever stop or if there was a fish shortage? Would he be fine or go back to how he was?
Fishboy isn't a merman but he's referred to as one by Rudy at first. He's got a human upper body but a tail and fin for his lower body with scales going all the way up to his chest. He's also got sharp teeth so he can eat easily. Rudy's never seen anything like him and isn't even quite sure he's real but he is, in fact, very real. He's got a story and it's somehow related to the Delaney's, whom are a mother-daughter duo that live closest to Rudy but never come out of their house. Rudy starts hanging out with Diana, the daughter, because she's the only other teen on this god forsaken island.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a story full of heart and horror, that takes a thousand tropes and ties them up in fishing line knots. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leah Goodreau
I loved this book so much. I couldn't stop thinking about it after I read it. I had to make my friends read it because I didn't know anyone else who had read it, and I needed to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a dark, gripping piece of magical realism! And I do mean dark - sexual abuse is a HUGE part of the story, so please read with care. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chasia Lloyd
Here's the deal about Teeth: It's solidly good YA writing.
It's the sort of book that's current to the times, but could potentially age well (especially given the setting's... Read more
It's really sad. It's also really good and I loved the writing style. Highly recommended. It's so sad.Published 9 months ago by Sofia
I wouldn't suggest reading this if you can't handle strange stories, because you'll probably end up hating this. It is very strange! But I absolutely loved it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Suyapa
Written in 1st person, present tense, Teeth is a novel about a lonely boy who meets an equally lonely merman. Ruby is the protagonist. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jessica Bailey
This emotionally destroyed me, as well as my friend who I gave the book to after. Worth it 100%, will be recommending it to anyone who talks to me more than five minutes.Published 11 months ago by Dave Riser
picadillypink I am really conflicted when it comes to this book. I really like a lot of aspects of it, and then there are a few things that just drive me absolutely crazy about it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Shelly Schulz