Review: Baby Teeth Zoje Stage

Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (July 17, 2018)

From Sweetness can be deceptive. 

Meet Hanna.

She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.

Meet Suzette.

She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette's husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.


My Rating: 1 star out of 5

I requested to read this novel after seeing countless advertisements which contained a plethora of five star ratings. I thought this was going to be my one great read for the summer.

I thought wrong. 

This novel.. I don't even know where to begin. The characters were unbelievable, the plot line weak and to put it bluntly? It seemed as though this author was more about the "shock value" than they were about putting together a well crafted story. Take Hanna for instance - there is seemingly no reason given for her to act the way she does. For one, her thoughts and actions are better suited to a much older person rather than a seven tear old (I mean come on imagined devil sex and wanting her father in a completely inappropriate way)? There was just nothing that could save this. I barely made it to the end, and I only forced myself to finish because I hate marking a book as a DNF (did not finish).

While there are people to whom I believe this story would appeal, it was definitely not for me. At this point, I am doubtful as to whether or not I would read anything else by this author.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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