A friend of mine told me I should read Hannah Moskowitz's Teeth quite awhile ago. According to her, Teeth was one of her favourite books of 2013. I finally got around to reading it (in its entirety today. And wow, she was right: Teeth was an amazing read!
Rudy's little brother has cystic fibrosis. In an effort to cure him, Rudy's parents have moved their family to a little island where eating the fish is purported to cure anything. While a diet of fish seems to be doing his brother wonders, Rudy finds himself growing lonelier and lonelier on an island full of adults. But then he meets Diana, the only other teenager who lives on the island, and Teeth, the half-human, half-fish secret of the island.
Slowly, Rudy starts spending more and more time with Teeth. He's frightened by how he feels while hanging out with the fish-boy, because no one has made him feel this way. Yet Teeth has dedicated his life to saving the island's fish from the fishermen. As Rudy finds out, loving Teeth may mean sacrificing his brother's life.
Teeth was an absolutely fantastic read. I am so glad my friend recommended it to me!
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.