Monday, May 14, 2018

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

What They Say......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.

What I Say.....Oh my God.  As I was reading this book, all I could think was that someone needed to pick this kid up and throw her down a well.  Because seriously, what the what??????

Hanna's mom, Suzette, is at her breaking point.  She feels like she is going crazy since she quit her job to stay home with her new baby.  The only problem is her baby hates her.  Has hated her since birth.  And now seems to be intent on hurting her.

The added wrinkle is that Hanna doesn't speak.  Although she can read and communicate in other ways, she refuses to speak.

Even though Hanna hasn't been successful in any type of school, her Daddy thinks everyone is being too rough on Hanna, because she behaves completely different in front of him.  He loves his wife, but he thinks she is becoming a little unhinges (she is).

As Hanna steps up her game, she finally starts to show her father what she is really made of and then things get even more interesting.

It definitely made me think, what do you do if you give birth to a true sociopath?  And one that wants to hurt you?  You would still feel some love and connection to the child, even though you would be terrified.  I don't know what I would do, but it was a truly scary idea.

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