Prereview: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

9 September, 2012 Reviews 17 comments

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 248 (hardcover)
[xrr rating=5/5]


A gritty, romantic modern fairy tale from the author of Break and Gone, Gone, Gone.

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.


Prereview of Teeth

If you are already familiar with, and love Moskowitz then:

I approve

And if you don’t:


I mean… that’s cool… Best avoid this one though. It’s not for the faint-hearted.

So at first with this book I was like:

silent weeping

Then, with stuff happening to the characters, I was like:


Then more stuff happened and I was like:

more weeping

And then plot unfolded and I was like:

make it okay!

And then the end came and ever since I’ve been like:


Teeth comes out 1st January 2013.

Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
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17 Responses to “Prereview: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz”

    • KatKennedy

       @carow It sounds to me like you’re an emotional masochist – perfect for a Moskowitz reader!

  1. AlenaWang

    My soul is full of want for this book now. Oh glorious Hannah Moskowitz, how do you write these amazing, heartbreaking books?

    • KatKennedy

       @AlenaWang I know!  She breaks my heart every time!  Every = twice right now but that counts as a streak so far!

  2. Heartless_Lyn

    After reading the description, who all is singing “Fresh Prince of Bel Air?” 
    I guess I am going to have to crack down and get serious about grabbing this book – wonderful review, Kat.

  3. Lizzys Dark Ficiton

    Please tell me someone dies.  I’m so tired of YA novels that are over-dramatic about mundane issues.  I like stories about people dealing with the gritty, not-so-great parts of life.

    • KatKennedy

       @Lizzys Dark Ficiton I don’t think it’s mundane issues.  There are real lives at stake and real trauma imparted.  But I don’t know.  Try it maybe?

      • Lizzys Dark Ficiton

         @KatKennedy Sorry, I think that came off harsher than I intended.  It’s just that I hate to get all hyped up on a book and then read it….and I’m like…really…that’s it?
        Real lives + real trauma = very happy reader

  4. Eva

    I didn’t think this was possible, but this makes me both impatient for the book to come out and apprehensive about actually reading it. I can see it now. I’ll buy it as soon as it’s out. Then I’ll wait for several months before reading it and most likely doing that awful no-no of skipping to the end to see what happens so I don’t grow grey hairs while reading.

    • KatKennedy

      I know what you mean.  It’s a big emotional investment – but DON’T skip to the end!  That will ruin it!

  5. cynicalsapphire

    This sounds like a challenge: “Best avoid this one though. It’s not for the faint-hearted.”
    Initially, I had the same thought, but now I kind of REALLY want to start here. :-p

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