Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth

A Novel

eBook - 2018
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One of Entertainment Weekly’s Must-Read Books for July | People Magazine's Book of the Week | One of Bustle's "Fifteen Books With Chilling Protagonists That Will Keep You Guessing" | One of PopSugar's "25 Must-Read Books That Will Make July Fly By!" | One of the "Biggest Thrillers of the Summer"—SheReads | A Barnes and Noble Blog Best Thriller for July! | "New & Noteworthy" —USA Today | "Summer 2018 Must-Read"—Bookish | "One of 11 Crime Novels You Should Read in July"—Crime Reads | "Best Summer Reads for 2018"—Publishers Weekly | "The Five Best Horror Books of 2018-2019"—Forbes "Gripping"—InStyle "Propulsive."—New York Times Book Review "A wholly original and terrifically creepy story."—Refinery29 "A twisty, delirious read"— "A deliciously creepy read."—New York Post MEET HANNA: Seven-year-old Hanna is a sweet-but-silent angel in the eyes of her adoring father Alex. He’s the only person who understands her. But her mother Suzette stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good. MEET SUZETTE: Suzette loves her daughter, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. She’s also becoming increasingly frightened by Hanna’s little games, while her husband Alex remains blind to the failing family dynamics. Soon, Suzette starts to fear that maybe their supposedly innocent baby girl may have a truly sinister agenda. A battle of wills between mother and daughter reveals the frailty and falsehood of familial bonds in award-winning playwright and filmmaker Zoje Stage’s tense novel of psychological suspense, Baby Teeth. “Unnerving and unputdownable, Baby Teeth will get under your skin and keep you trapped in its chilling grip until the shocking conclusion.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline “We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Gone Girl meets The Omen...a twisty, delirious read that will constantly question your sympathies for the two characters as their bond continues to crumble.”—Entertainment Weekly “A pulse-spiking thriller.”—PopSugar
Publisher: [S.l.]: St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2018.
ISBN: 9781250170774
Characteristics: 304 p.
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Dec 31, 2019

I love this book! Borrowed the audio edition and couldn't stop listening. It was a riveting story and the reader did a great job. Super creepy and compelling. Highly recommend if you like creepy stories.

Aug 22, 2019

My favorite book i've read all year. Super creepy, a little too realistic, and a real page turner. Highly recommend!

Jul 07, 2019

Best thing I can say: I wanted to know how the author was going to end it so I finished.

This has received a lot of pre-publication hype and high reviews since released, but I found it derivative, pedestrian, and too desperately-trying-to-be-shocking. Why this weak version of the evil child trope is being lauded is beyond me. The same themes were explored with great depth and insight in the miles-superior We Need to Talk About Kevin and with great compassion and more drama in My Sister Rosa. Hell, the movie The Omen had more heft than this shallow drivel. Stage is not talentless but she wasted her debut with this story that has been told numerous times by her betters.

SCL_Tricia Jun 17, 2019

This one fell flat for me, I was hoping for more. Much of the book was repetitive and seemed to drag. It was hard to find sympathy because I just didn't like any of the characters.

Feb 09, 2019

I really really loved this book! As a mother of 3 I could not imagine living through this! The things this poor mother has endured and how troubled this poor child is! I flipped through this book quicker then usual, and I love the ending.

Feb 07, 2019

"Not enough." BOOM! Started a bit slow but quickly picked up the pace, this kid is a monster and that ending was perfect. Well done.

DBRL_ANNEG Jan 08, 2019

What would you do if you thought your child might be possessed? Mentally ill? Or, just plain evil? Zoje Stage explores one mother's struggle with this this possibility in "Baby Teeth."

This novel is a blend of domestic psychological suspense and horror, with the chapters flipping between Suzette and her 7-year-old non-communicative daughter, Hanna. It's intriguing watching Hanna's mind at work as she plots to take down her mother. I also found Suzette's guilt over her parenting skills to be fascinating. What I liked best about this book, though, was the fact that no matter how much I disliked Hanna and her wicked behavior, I still felt a healthy measure of sadness for this child who, despite all she does, is in some ways still just an innocent. I was impressed with Stage's ability to pull at all the emotional strings like that. I think my main complaint was the depth of language that Hanna seemed to have within her. Would a 7-year-old know all those words? Well, maybe one who is possessed might.....

I look forward to much more from Stage!

IndyPL_ShelbyG Jan 02, 2019

I was prepared to love Baby Teeth. The premise sounded right up my alley: manipulative, possibly evil child versus helpless mother. It was interesting enough, frustrating in the right ways, but fell flat in the end. All the characters were unlikable to the point I didn't care what happened to them. While the mystery and mental battles between the characters kept me reading, overall Baby Teeth was just *shrugs* okay.

Nov 18, 2018

This book is an entertaining thriller/tiny bit of horror. It is an interesting look into parents who deal with children with extreme psychological disorders: sociopath tendencies, oppositional defiant disorder. However, the dad in this book drove me bananas.

Nov 12, 2018

I couldn't put this book down! The daughter is so perfectly written (in a very creepy way). I enjoyed the storytelling from the mother and daughter's point of views. Book is very much along the lines of the old thriller, The Bad Seed.

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