Baby Teeth – By Zoje Stage


Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

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I decided to read this book because I found it on 2018’s Goodreads Choice Awards, and I’m really glad I had a chance to read it. What a story!

Baby Teeth alternates between Suzette’s and Hanna’s point of view, which I actually really liked. I thought it fit the story very well, which is rare for me. From the beginning of the story I was hooked, I wanted to know what would happen to Suzette and if she would be able to survive her daughter’s attempts to make her go crazy.  I also liked reading from Hanna’s point of view because it was so well written. It was creepy and sad, and twisted but somehow made sense in an odd way. Suzette has an undiagnosed anxiety disorder that surely had something to do with how Hanna got upset with her mother.

I really liked how all the characters were written. The therapist was really great, and I liked that she had such a positive character. The husband Alex is really annoying, but realistic. He doesn’t believe his wife when she says that something is wrong with their daughter, which I feel like most people would have a problem believing. Still I definitely raged a couple of times about him to my partners.

This story was pretty creepy but I found it wasn’t too bad, it was enough to keep me on the edge of my seat but not too much. I just had to keep reading. In the end I gave this book 4 stars, and if you like horror than this book would be a good read!

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