Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage Review

 

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Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

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.

From blazing new talent Zoje Stage, Baby Teeth is a story about a perfect-looking family, and a darling little girl who wants nothing more than to kill her mother.

Toni’s Review Teaser

The book is dark and disturbing and I loved that.

Click here to see the full review on The Misadventures of a Reader

Laurie’s Review Teaser

Hanna’s thoughts were so terrible and so deliciously evil that I didn’t want to turn away.

Click here to see the full review on Bark’s Book Nonsense

Emily’s Review Teaser

I enjoyed the concept, and would read another book from Zoje Stage.

Click here to see the full review on Emily’s Goodreads Review

About Zoje Stage

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Zoje Stage is a former filmmaker with a penchant for the dark and suspenseful. Her debut novel BABY TEETH, released by St. Martin’s Press in July 2018, was a USA Today bestseller. It was published in the UK by Transworld, under the title BAD APPLE. Zoje’s next novel, WONDERLAND, will be available winter of 2019. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Before turning to novels, Zoje Stage had a deep and eclectic background in film and theatre. Highlights include being a 2012 Emerging Storytellers Fellow from the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP.org), and a 2008 Fellow in Screenwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA.org). In 2009 she won the Screenplay Live! Screenwriting Competition, which afforded her the opportunity to direct a staged reading of her winning script, THE MACHINE WHO LOVED, for the High Falls Film Festival (Rochester, NY). Zoje has written-directed-produced numerous zero-budget films, including the documentary short BEST OF LUCK (“an amusing take on the travails of aspiring writers” – The New York Times). Her films have screened at venues such as Anthology Film Archives and Two Boots Pioneer Theater (both in NYC), Film Kitchen (Pittsburgh, PA), and Emerging Filmmakers (Rochester, NY). As a playwright, Zoje is most proud of her play MONSTER, which was produced in Pittsburgh by the Upstairs Theatre (“Ms. Stage now makes her own contribution to holocaust literature with a demanding and intensely felt play… a must-see for those wanting another view of why and how the holocaust happened.” – The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). After living in Rochester, NY for many years, she is back in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

https://zojestage.blogspot.com/

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. fuonlyknew says:

    I so want to read this! I’m fascinated by family dynamics. Especially the twisted ones.

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  2. RoseMarie says:

    Damn, this sounds like a good read.

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  3. amandancer says:

    This one was a real miss for me. It sounded great, and the marketing made the book sound like it was a knuckle-biting thriller, but it just didn’t do it at all for me. I got it from NetGalley and was very surprised by some of the reactions of other readers (even though NG readers tend to be VERY lenient with bad books.) Shrug. Art is subjective.

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