Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Baby Teeth

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...

Details Baby Teeth

TitleBaby Teeth
Release DateJul 17th, 2018
PublisherSt Martin's Press
GenreHorror, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Baby Teeth

  • j e w e l s
    ONE STAR for me because I finished it! This book is trying so hard to be controversial. Instead, it's an epic fail. I'm not in the HATE it or LOVE it camp. I'm in the incredibly bored and what is the point camp?.In case you've been busy reading a good book (lucky you!) and missed some of the pre-hype, BABY TEETH is the story of a creepy seven-year old mute girl, Hanna, who hates her mommy and wants to kill her. She wants mommy out of the picture...
  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...OH MY ….I have no words.HA! Yeah right!!Hanna LOVES her Daddy. Her Mommy?Not so much….This first thing I’m going to say about “Baby Teeth” is that it won’t be for everybody. And that’s OKAY! I’m not going to judge anyone for liking it OR not liking it. It’s a fiction book!It does clearly say in the description: “From blazing new talent Zoje Stage, Baby Tee...
  • Elyse Walters
    READ THIS REVIEW AT YOUR OWN RISK.... SPOILERS +SPOILERS +SPOILERS...HOWEVER... I QUIT! I’m throwing in the towel. I’ve read enough...stopping at 41% on my Kindle copy. I appreciate the widget-offering from the publisher — but for me— I CAN’T compare this book to “The Dinner” ....or “We Need To Talk About Kevin”....Both of those two other books had a different quality and purpose IMO....THIS BOOK seems to me - to be an intention...
  • Crumb
    A Sure-Fire Hit! Not to be Missed!This is going to be one of the most controversial books of the year. It has generated a whole lot of buzz on social media and has garnered tons of reviews here on Goodreads. Whether you hate it or you love it, you won't be able to stop talking about it. So, you may as well read the book and see what the big deal is, right? * * * * * * * * * * * * What would you do if your child hated you? Really and truly hated y...
  • karen
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best horror 2018! what will happen?this is the story of a seven-year-old girl named hanna who loves her daddy SO MUCH that she doesn’t want anyone else taking up any of his time or attention. so, obviously, her mom’s gotta go. like, go in a “not be breathing anymore” what is either a chilling declaration of intent or a genius marketing strategy, the author has dedicated this book to he...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    One of my favoritest thing in the world to read about! When my book bestie and fellow weirdo found the synopsis for this book, we knew we had found one that our little shriveled hearts would adore. So I'm deeply thankful for her begging on my part to get my grubby hands on a copy of this one.Hannah loves her Daddy. He spoils her even if she doesn't say a word. She gets kicked out of all the preschools and the doctor's can't find anything wrong wi...
  • Felice Laverne
    Mommy was only a shell of a person with nothing to give. She was like a store full of bright and tempting candies held captive behind a thick, transparent wall. It wasn't like Hanna hadn't tried to tap on the glass and grasp what was inside.So, it’s possible that I’m just too much of a Southerner for this book, but Baby Teeth absolutely did not work for me. (Well, that's not 100% true: I think the book's title and cover art are phenomenal.) I...
  • Barbie
    My thoughts in a nutshell It was way better than I expected. I started with low expectation and I really enjoyed it!The story is about…Skip over this point if you don't like the sneak peek. Daddy thinks Hanna is an adorable child. Mommy knows Hanna is a nightmare. Hanna wants daddy and she will be able to do everything for his father even if she has to be a bad girl. She will ruin her mother's life and she doesn't mind it at all. Hanna will enj...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    For some reason I thought this book was going to be about an evil baby that ate people. I mean Baby Teeth right? . . . This was NOT that fun book. What the hell was this book!? There is a plus side! Happy Reading! Mel MY BLOG For some reason I thought this book was going to be about an evil baby that ate people. I mean Baby Teeth right? . . . This was NOT that fun book. What the hell was this book!? There is a plus side! 😄Happy Reading! Mel ...
  • Mischenko
    You can also see this review @ contain mild spoilers…Suzette, mother to Hanna, deals with illness on a daily basis. She has an autoimmune disease that makes her sick and causes pain. On top of this, she’s trying to be a good wife to Alex, Hanna’s dad, and all she wants is to have a normal family–a normal daughter. The problem is that Hanna is a complete psycho, doesn’t talk, and behaves so bad...
  • Debra
    Baby Teeth is a "psychological" thriller focusing on a dysfunctional family and their child with disturbing behavior. Alex, the father, does not want to see or believe that his daughter has behavioral/emotional problems. His daughter behaves around him, she is loving and, although she does not speak, she has her own way of communicating with him. Suzette, the Mother, is homeschooling her daughter while dealing with the symptoms of her Crohn's dis...
  • Berit☀️✨
    4 controversial stars*** I am updating my rating to a solid 4 Stars for the following reasons....• I read this book in February and it has stayed with me over the last six months and as much as I read that absolutely says something!• I allowed other peoples opinions to sway my own when it came to this book, and that was not fair to the book or to the author!*** I still stand by every word in my review, this was a very compelling and engaging ...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    What the actual fuck did I just read?!And not in a good way...So I like me some weird books. I admit it. But this just felt a bit pointless in the end.The book started with some potential. It gave me some similar vibes to the movie Orphan.Basically a little girl that seems to hate her mom and doesn't act like she's 4.You start wondering if there's something supernatural or if mommy is actually the crazy one or maybe daddy's abusing her?!It just f...
  • Tammy
    Is it possible for a child to be a psychopath? Is aberrant behavior the result of nature or nuture ? These are questions I’ll leave to minds far better than mine. This is a deeply unsettling novel about the proverbial bad seed. It is told from the alternating points of view of the mother and child. Hanna is seven years old and silent which make her thoughts and consuming love for her father all the more chilling. Manipulative and malicious, Han...
  • Taryn
    "There’s nothing scarier than loving a child and not understanding what they’re trying to tell you—” There'snot enough room in thehouse for both Hanna and her Mommy! Seven-year-old Hanna would be so much happier if Mommy would justdisappear so that she and her Daddy could live happily ever after.Through Hanna and Suzette's (Mommy) eyes, we see their daily battles to maintain control in an unpredictable, ever-changing world and what it's l...
  • Kaceey
    2.5*Tough call on this one. Enjoyed the author - well written. With that said, the over-the-top subject matter was so shocking to me it was difficult to keep my perspective. For that reason alone, it just wasn’t for me. Though I'm definitely in the minority here. Mothers are daughters....Hanna is 7 years old and Daddy’s little girl. Her world revolves around her love for dear daddy.Now her mother...well, that’s another matter. If only mommy...
  • Theresa Alan
    This novel is described as a thriller. I think it would be better categorized as horror. It’s told from the point of view of an exasperated stay-at-home mom, Suzette, and her seven-year=old daughter, Hannah. Hannah refuses to speak. When Dad is home, she is smiley and delightful. When he’s at work, she does her best to make her mom’s life a living hell. When Suzette tries to enroll her first in preschool, then kindergarten, then first grade...
  • Arah-Lynda
    Boy you can bet I am glad to see the back of this baby. Teeth or no.Not going to lie I did not care for this at all. For those of you who do not know, Baby Teeth is the story of Hanna, a little girl who is determined to kill her mother. Of course any story of this nature is going to be an uncomfortable read and I was very aware of that hurdle from the onset. That said, no doubt I would have found this more unsettling than I did, had I bought into...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    FLOAT BECAUSE IT'S THIS BABY'S BERFDAY!!!!!Find all of my reviews at: book doesn’t come out until Summer of 2018, which really sucks - - - FOR ALL OF YOU!!!! Did you fall for that????? In all seriousness, when I made a placeholder This Is America, I Want It Now “review” it was more like me channeling my inner Oprah and putting this out into the universe à la The Secret in hopes of winning the Goodread...
  • Matt
    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Zoje Stage, and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.In her debut novel, Zoje Stage has made quite a name for herself. Exploring some dark and disturbing areas of the parent-child relationship, the reader is forced to see a seemingly calm little girl turn against her own mother. Hanna Jensen appears to be qu...
  • megs_bookrack
    Bloody brilliant.When Suzette becomes a mother, she is excited and anxious, like any new mother would be. She didn't have the greatest relationship with her own Mum and feels she has to do better by her daughter.Suzette and her husband, Alex, work hard to provide their daughter, Hanna, with a home she can grow and flourish in. However, it becomes apparent overtime that Hanna is no ordinary child.Due to Hanna being non-communicative and combative,...
  • Dita
    What? I mean...WHAT?7 yr. old Hanna hates her mom and wants to kill her so she can have her daddy's undivided attention. Now you know everything it took me 304 repetitive pages to learn...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!!
    4 Disturbingly Good and Twisted Stars to BABY TEETH! Why I wanted to read this one……This book was a Traveling Sisters Group Read that I missed out on reading and with the so many strong reactions and thoughts towards this book I just knew that I had to read it! I don’t think I have ever been so interested in finding out what my thoughts would be over a book like I was with this one. So what did I think…….Well, I quite enjoyed it! Now th...
  • Shannon
    Okay okay okay... Let me ask you this. Do you have kids? Has your child ever freaked out in a restaurant or in a store? If you don’t have kids I bet you’ve thought “lady, get this kid out of here!” And I do! Because mama don’t play ! Now, a little tantrum every now and then is normal (believe me, my 5 year old still speaks whinese ) BUT in Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage you get way more than a little tantrum!! Like, dayuum!!Dennis asked me...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    This is one of the creepiest books I've ever read.Hannah is seven years-old and the daughter of Alex and Suzette. She loves her dad but dislikes her mom.Hannah would love to have her dad for herself and starts taking the steps to see this happen. That's the premise of the book and all I can say without getting into spoilers.The bookis told from the alternating points of view of Hannah and Suzette. Suzette suffers from Crohn's disease and I found ...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Baby Teeth – Review & Blog TourAbout: Baby Teeth is a thriller written by Zoje Stage. It will be published on 7/17/18 by St. Martin’s Press, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, 320 pages. The genres are thriller, fiction, and mystery. This book is the author’s debut. My Experience: I started reading Baby Teeth on 2/24/18 and finished it on 3/10/18. This book is an excellent read, though tough topic to handle. I’m reading this book as a mo...
  • Carol
    3.5 Stars. Oh about a BAD seed. BABY TEETH is quite a horrific story and debut offering....definitely NOT for everyone. I thought I knew where the story was headed...twice....from little hints here and there, but NOPE, the author takes the reader to yet another place....the mind of a disturbed and violent child.Seven years old (going on seventeen) Hanna is very astute and conniving, but shows only angelic sweetness to daddy....she R...
  • Dan Schwent
    Hanna is seven years old and has yet to speak. She does manage to communicate, though, through malice toward her mother, Suzette. How can Suzette deal with her daughter's psychopathic tendencies when no one believes her?I got this from Netgalley and the promise of a creepy homicidal kid lured me in. I was a little disappointed.Like I said in the teaser, Hanna is seven years old, mute, and wishes violence death upon her mother. Suzette is a stay a...
  • Michelle
    I was contacted by the publisher and they are sending me an ARC of this! I can't thank you enough St. Martin's press and Katie Bassel for giving me this opportunity!!! *Happy Dance*Let's meet sweet little mute Hanna, the apple of her Dad's eye, her mother's worst nemesis. She really, really loves her Daddy but mean old Mom is constantly getting in their way. Hanna needs to execute a plan. A plan to get rid of mean old Mom for good and she has so ...