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Teeth - Hannah Moskowitz As seen on Ed and Em's Reviews!This review may have minor spoilers.I don't really know how to review this book. It's so different from anything I've ever read. I originally gave Teeth four stars and then I just thought, "Gosh darn it. All the stars!" And bumped up my rating because this book is pretty much perfect. I loved almost everything about it. When I think "Hannah Moskowitz," I think of angst and originality. She's an author that thinks outside the box and is not afraid to take chances. Overall, it works really well for her. She became one of my favorite authors after the release of her novel, Gone, Gone, Gone. (It's a beautiful novel. If you haven't read it, I sincerely recommend it.) Teeth was only the second book I read by her and it just enforced my belief that she's utterly brilliant.Teeth is the story of a boy named Rudy. Rudy's parents brought his family to a magic island in hope that the magic would heal his little brother. Lonely and missing the life he used to have, he turns to a young girl, hidden away by her mother and a fishboy, named Teeth. Rudy learns a lot about this island, the story of the magic fish and the background of this beautiful, creepy, heartbroken fishboy.Moskowitz excels at writing characters with serious issues. They tug at your heartstrings and are able pull you into their stories. Something I've noticed in the two books that I've read by her is that her characters are extremely gritty. They aren't the unhappy teens we usually read about in young adult fiction, and they are no where near the level of happy teens.The prose in this novel is beautiful and amazingly unique. I can't think of anyone with whom to compare this style. The author can captivate you in the first sentence and steal your soul by the end of the first page. Kudos, Moskowitz. Ku-dos.Teeth's ending is really bittersweet. These characters go through so much, and you become so attached to them all that by the end everything will hurt. It broke my heart, but gave me hope, which is what all good novels should do.Be forewarned. This is not for people who disapprove of cursing. It is also not for those who are easily "squicked" out. There is a lot of sensitive material in this novel that some may find disturbing, others may find offensive. Go into the novel with an open mind.There isn't a whole lot more that can be said about the book. It's something you need to experience firsthand. So… go! Experience it. Love it. Embrace the weird.I received an e-copy of this novel from the publisher via Edelweiss for my honest opinion and review.