Teeth

Teeth 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

  • Title: Teeth
  • Author: Hannah Moskowitz
  • ISBN: 9781442465329
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 ocA 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 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.

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    1. I wrote this book. I like its playlist the best.I totally support your right to refer to it as magicgayfish forever and ever.1) The Island--The Decemberists2) A Sea Chanty of Sorts--Margot and the Nuclear So and So's3) Human--The Killers4) I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked--Ida Maria5) Soul Meets Body--Death Cab for Cutie6) Boys Keep Swinging--David Bowie7) Skin and Bones--Motion City Soundtrack8) You Must Be Out of Your Mind--The Magnetic Fields9) History Lesson--Motion City Soundtrac [...]

    2. I make no secret of the fact that I love Moskowitz’s work with the power of a thousand Beiber fans except I don’t need to suspend my disbelief in Moskowitz’s ability.Teeth is a heartbreaking novel about a lonely boy and an even lonelier magic fish boy. On an island there is a secret. The fish there are magic and they can keep you alive from even the most serious illness. Rudy moves there with his family for is brother’s sake, but things aren’t as simple as they seem when he meets Teeth [...]

    3. This is about gay magical fish and that's basically all the reason you need to read it. WAIT. One more reason: I AM A DEAD MAGICAL MESS RIGHT NOW. The ocean and I are currently twins because of the fact we are damp puddles. I cannnnn't even omg. I mean. I wanted my cold dead heart to melt. So that happened.I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START???? Except this is the mermaid book I've always wanted. Well, he's technically a fish. Fishboy. But he still has a fin so it's mermaid appreciation.The setting [...]

    4. ▒ MY THOUGHTS AFTER REREAD : January 2016 ▒I wish I could explain why Teeth felt every bit as wonderful this second time around by a mesmerizing world or an action-packed plot. But I can't. This is still the weirdest story I ever read, the hardest book to recommend, but never before was the sensation of being trapped so gut-wrenching. I will always have a little part of my heart left on Magic Island, until it drowns in that fucking ocean, I guess. I'm kinda proud of myself for having written [...]

    5. ** ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITES -- READ ME NOW **This was one of the most fucked up books that I've ever read. And one that I enjoyed more than any other in a very long time.I loved the 2 fish hooks formed into the shape of a heart on the book cover, with the silver fish scale background. Very fitting for this story, but what the cover pic actually is isn't obvious at first glance. Exactly like the two boys in the story itself.For 16 year-old Rudy, it was disgust at first sight:"A fish. A boy. T [...]

    6. With Teeth, you have two choices: you can either read it, or someone can hit you over the head with it. The end result will be the same: you will end up bewildered and wincing in pain. Rudy’s family just moved to a remote island, hoping the magic fish Enki would cure his little brother of cystic fibrosis. As much as he loves his brother Dylan, Rudy is desperately lonely and bored out of his mind – until he meets Teeth, half-human-half-fish boy with whom he starts a tentative friendship.This [...]

    7. Can you hear that? It's the sound of tiny shards of glass blowing away in the wind. You know what those shards of glass used to be before I picked up this book? My heart. Yes, this book destroyed my heart and didn't patch it up, but I would give my heart to Hannah Moskowitz all over again to have it thus broken if it meant I got to read such beautiful books. I am a masochist at times, I know. Teeth is unlike anything I've read before or am ever likely to read in the future - and I'm glad. I doub [...]

    8. This review is also available over at my blog.____________________________Hannah Moskowitz.You know, I would kill to be able to write like you do. Like, literally. I would partake in the act of murdering another human being, if doing so will allow me to be as talented as you are.I busted my ass to get this book. I can't even count the times my requests were declined, but I kept on requesting, just so Simon & Schuster could really see how desperate I was to read this damn book. Trust me, afte [...]

    9. Final rating: 5/5 starsI say, “What are you?” too fast for my brain to figure out what a completely shitty thing that is to ask.But Fishboy just smiles and says, “I’m their dirty secret.” ✍ ☘ ❦ ☕ ❂ ✄ ☸ ⚡ ⚓ ☁ ☂ ✎ ✍ ☘ ❦ ☕ ❂ ✄ ☸ ⚡ ⚓ ☁ ☂ ✎ ☸ ⚡ ⚓How long are people willing to ignore the things that happen around them, to people around them, before they finally react to it? How long will you let something repeat and repeat before you choo [...]

    10. Initial reaction after finishing this book:"They're my reason to be here. They're my battle, you know?" He looks at me with a little smile. "And it's not like they can do anything I can't handle. I always win. I'm the hero."Three things before I begin:1)This is the first book I've read by this author. I've heard people praise her and from what I've seen on , she seems like an awesome human being. So when I saw this on Edelweiss, I decided to request it. I didn't think I'd get approved because I [...]

    11. Similar to A.S. King, Moskowitz is an author to watch for YA "eccentric" novels filled with substance. Taking on heavy topics such as sexual abuse, TEETH is a semi-quiet read that leaves an intense impact. Rudy lives on an island with his family due to their belief of the magic fish that helps his younger brother, Dylan, survive. Dylan has cystic fibrosis & unfortunately these fish are basically his last resort. Feeling isolated from his friends/past life & torn at wanting to help Dylan, [...]

    12. This has to be one of the oddest books I've ever read, ever! Having read Gone Gone Gone by Hannah, I knew her writing was brilliant, her words are some that will enrapture you one hundred percent, and her stories are filled with genuine emotion. Teeth is no exception. We embark on an extraordinary tale of love and loneliness, with characters that are both fantastically bizarre, and incredibly charismatic. Having moved on this island to help heal his brother's illness, Rudy is being crushed by th [...]

    13. Initial thoughts: It's really a rare treat when you come across a book whose characters leap from the page and find their way into your brain and heart at the same time. For me, Rudy and Teeth became so much more than mere characters in my experience reading Hannah Mosokowitz's "Teeth". They became personalities whom I wanted to know, whom I laughed thoroughly at their respective quirks and actually cried when they were faced with some immeasurable tragedies. The bond between the boys, to me, wa [...]

    14. This book is so hard to review.I believe that some books should be written just to be an exercise to the brain. Teeth is one of these books that constantly makes you think and analyze.Rudy, the main character, is a teenage boy who moved with his family into a remote island for it holds Enki, a kind of fish that's believed to be a cure to many diseases, and they needed this fish for his brother. He struggles throughout the book with how bored he was until he meets Teeth, a half-human, half-fish b [...]

    15. Two stars: A strange book that is full of metaphorical ideas.Rudy runs to the market, bare footed through the cold wet sand. He is uncertain as to why he refuses to wear shoes, he just does not want them on his feet. His shoeless attire probably is a reflection of the major changes that he has undergone over the last few months. Rudy and his family moved to this small secluded island looking for a magical cure for his five year old brother, Dylan, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. Living in the [...]

    16. So February, huh? The month of February is about ghost stories for me, I don't know why. And oh boy, do the ghosts got stories to tell. I don't know, don't know, so don't ask me why. That's how we are, La Seine and I. 2013. Gone. Sorry couldn't resist. Even if that song is not over. This book is not a ghost story but it haunted me. Certainly, Moskowitz's writing is haunting. I am not really sure what this book is, how to put it but that's not what makes it so haunting. It's the fact the book kno [...]

    17. December 14th, 2013 edit:Its been a WHILE since I have written a review, so here we go Moskowitz has a way of writing books that leave you amazed, hunted,shocked,heartbrokend in love. This is the first time I have read any books by her and I wanted to give it a try.When I finished reading Teeth I was like: and: Teeth is about a boy named Rudy who has moved to an island full of magical fish that can cure any diseases. The reason why is because his brother has a disease. His life so far is miserab [...]

    18. I don't even know what to rate this. I hate it and love it at the same time. It's unconventional. Unique. Special. Funny. Annoying. Sweet. Poignant. Silly. Horrifying. Touching. The ending wasn't at all what I expected, somehow completely undramatic and heartbreaking at the same time. I feel.trated. I want to scream at this book but it wouldn't listen. I have to give it four stars. Any book that has me this twisted up deserves at least four, but I am not happy with you, Hannah Moskowitz. This is [...]

    19. I love The Twilight Zone. The stories are always twisty and border on the bizarre. Well, Teeth is like The Twilight Zone on crack and a cocktail of hallucinogenic drugs. Teeth may seem like a fairy tale, but that's a disguise. We meet Rudy, a teenage boy, who has recently moved with his family to a small island. Rudy's brother, Dylan, is very sick with cystic fibrosis and his only hope is this island. See, the water surrounding this island is the home to magical fish. Anyone who consumes these f [...]

    20. -----Immediate Reaction-----Teeth is brilliant in many ways. I know, because I'm struggling to hold back tears even as I write this, and a part of me wishes this were a fairy-tale so that everyone could ride off (view spoiler)[or sail away (hide spoiler)] into the sunset together.But Teeth is not a fairy-tale. And while I see the brilliance of this book, I simply couldn't connect with it enough to actually let the awesomeness sink in.I guess this is one of those it's-not-you-it's-me incidents. M [...]

    21. Teeth is a novel that lingers in one’s mind. A novel with sincere emotion that will grip your heart and never let go. This makes is a very brutal read. It made my heart feel heavy with sadness and longing. I wouldn’t call this a romantic story like the synopsis says but I would call it a gritty story that is filled with emotion and memorable characters.Teeth is a story about a lonely boy’s discovery of a lonely fishboy on a remote island that is rumored to be the place where life-giving fi [...]

    22. 3.5 starsRudy's younger brother, Dylan, has cystic fibrosis. In a last-ditch effort to save Dylan's life, Rudy and his family move to a remote island where the fish are known to have healing qualities. Rudy suffers his angst alone until he meets Diana, the only other human adolescent on the island, and Teeth, the only non-human adolescent he's encountered ever. Rudy and Teeth develop a strange and electric bond, but Rudy soon learns that all miracles come at a price - especially the one involvin [...]

    23. This.Book.I can't evenI feel like someone crashed my heart into pieces.I started crying halfway through it and I haven't stopped.There aren't enough emotional gifs or words to describe what I'm feeling now.

    24. I'm sobbing.The feels. THE FEELS. Better review coming later today.Review (2/1/16):This story is just a tragic and weird story that made me feel a lot of sad things. But I loved it. Just a story about a queer teen boy and his love for Teeth, a merman (for lack of better term). There is some heavy shit. Don't read this book expecting happy times. Bring lots of tissues too.

    25. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!*shout from the rooftops*I loved this bookNO I HATE ITNo I loved itNO I HATE ITCan't write review now DAMMIT. I want to cry :(

    26. Available to read as part of Contemporary YA Appreciation Week on The Book Lantern.I know many people will be looking at the synopsis then at the title and wondering one of two things: One, “But Ceilidh, that doesn’t sound very realistic”, or Two, “I knew fish-boys were real! Weekly World News was right again! Now we need to get Obama’s real birth certificate!” I understand these concerns, and am concerned for some of you in return, and I hope this review can put your mind at ease. L [...]

    27. This is beautiful and poignant and I want to drown in the writing but (view spoiler)[ god that ending killed med all I can think is nooooooo Rudy, go get the damn fishboy! (hide spoiler)]

    28. I have written and rewritten this review so many times in order to try and capture every feeling and thought floating around in my head but I can't. I don't think it's possible to convey these feelings to anyone until mankind finds out how to do Vulcan mind melds or something of the like.Hannah Moskowitz is an author whose books I usually love if I can get through them. But, I only very rarely get through them. It's definitely an "it's not you, it's me" sort of situation. I usually pick her book [...]

    29. 3.5Teeth is a difficult book to summarize. It’s about an island with magical fish, a family desperate to cure their son’s disease… and a fish boy. And it’s bloody sad.It’s been so long since I read this novel that I can't write a proper review.If you want to know more about this, go read Anna's review (who recommended the book to me). It sums up my feelings pretty well, except that I didn't love it quite as much. Gorgeous writing, real characters and a very compelling story. I should g [...]

    30. 4.5 Stars.Woah, this book is not what I expected it to be. I've never read anything like it.Teeth is my first book by Hannah Moskowitz and I loved it so much. It's different, sad and intense. I was trying to find a good book to read when I found this one. I read the first page and then, I couldn't stop reading until I was done with it. I'm happy I found this book, I have a feeling that I won't forget about Teeth for a while.

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