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Baby Teeth
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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ImperfectCJ
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Mehso-so

I like how Stage explores the ambivalence of motherhood and the identity shifts that accompany becoming parents, but the story is a little too step-by-step and the characters a little too flat for me. I don't find fictional therapy sessions interesting (not just because fictional mental health treatment is so unrealistically effective and easy to access), and WHY haven't these people childproofed their house? At least stop sharpening the pencils.

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ImperfectCJ
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you so much for the #litsylove Halloween surprise! I JUST put this one on hold at the library. Now I can cancel the hold! And I love the pattern instruction wrapping. I had never thought of using old patterns like that!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! I‘m happy it made it safely! I found the paper on Etsy and thought it would be different! 🖤🧡 3mo
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Geemom1118
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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I‘ve been reading so much that I feel like I needed a little break. I just started this one hoping to get me back I to it to make my yearly reading goal.

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Amandabd
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

I LOVED this book. Creepy, stunning, amazingly scary- all the things I want in a thriller. I loved the way the story was told. This is one of the rare books that I wish I could go back and read for the first time. Highly recommend if you like a good creepy book to read.

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TheDaysGoBy
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Mehso-so

I‘m not entirely sure how I feel about this book. It was an interesting premise but I didn‘t really like any of the characters. Hanna‘s POV was kind of interesting but I don‘t know. I think this was just a so-so for me.

I did finally finish my June #bookspin anyway. Another off my TBR

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I remember seeing a lot of mixed reviews for this one when it first came out. 6mo
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TheEllieMo
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 215
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

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MaleficentBookDragon
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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It‘s been awhile since I binged on the #bookbub daily deals.😁

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BRB_ImReading
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

I read this earlier in the year and was blown away. I couldn't stop thinking about it. I highly recommend this book to anyone I meet. It is one of the most disturbing books I have read in a while. Very well constructed characters. A mother grapples with her difficult daughter who is completely different with her than she is with her husband. Things start to escalate and she begins to fear for her life... easy five stars.
#bookrecommendation

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meglynn86
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

Let‘s take a min and talk about how completely and utterly crazy the daughter is in this book is! I could not put it down! #bookspinbingo

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LeslieO
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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❤️🤍Got this one in a Litsy swap but haven‘t read it yet. Looks very creepy! #CuriousCovers #RedandWhite

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It is!! ❤️📚🤍 8mo
Eggs ♥️⚪️♥️ 8mo
Melli It‘s creepy but at the same time nerve racking.. 7mo
LeslieO @Melli I sorta like that! 😄 7mo
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Roxanareads
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
Pickpick

I just finished the audiobook and loved it. It was unexpected in every way. That I found myself terrified of 7 year old Hannah was unbelievable.

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Roxanareads
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Currently listening to this audiobook and loving it!!!

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jdiehr
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

This one was creepy good! A page-turner that I couldn't wait to get back to.

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BoleyBooks
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #babyteeth #zojestage #bookbeast #bookjoy #readwithme
What are you reading? 😊

reading_rainbow This is such a great cover 9mo
BoleyBooks @reading_rainbow I think so too 😊 9mo
EagleReader Spooky 😳 8mo
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DrLReads
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
Mehso-so

The book is at its best when it really pushes tough questions around parenting, abuse, and generational trauma. However, Stage backs away from some of these questions where they should have and could have dug in deeper. As a result, the characters often felt flat. Narrative wise, the second half of the book also feels repetitive. A so-so read in the end.

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MidnightBookGirl
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

Reviews were mixed at book club, and while there are lots of ways I think this could have been a better book, it still kept me on the edge of my seat and gave me legit anxiety. Probably don't read this book if you have young children/will ever even maybe have children/already suspect your child might be plotting to murder you.
Book 22 of 2021.

Gissy 😳Ok, I guess I can read it, I don‘t have small children☺️ 11mo
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Inkblotsandcoffeestains
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

Completed my first book of the new year! I saw a ton of reviews going in that this book was improbable and unbelievable. After reading I can whole heartedly confirm that‘s not true. I‘ve MET kids like this. I work with families like this on a daily basis, and yes, sometimes it is HORRIFYING. Overall, I felt this book did a wonderful job of portraying some very real effects of mental illness on an entire family. (More below)!

Inkblotsandcoffeestains For back story, I work as a therapist for a therapeutic foster care agency, which works with youth ages 6-17 who have been removed from their homes due to behavioral issues! 13mo
Inkblotsandcoffeestains That being said, I don‘t think this should be a book portrayed as this creepy psychological thriller, because it‘s just a bit TOO real for me. 13mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Mehso-so

Between a Pick and So-So.
Despite it not being entirely believable it is slightly horrifying and scarily thrilling in the vein of The Good Son and other movies involving unnatural kids. Also, the audio is fairly well performed, despite performing for both the mother and the child. Gabra Zackman did well at differentiating between the two.

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vivastory
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

Prior to starting Baby Teeth I knew what the basic plot was, but as I mentioned in a previous post I found it to be more of a black comedy. The comedic aspect wore off a bit somewhere around the halfway mark where a paranormal element creeped in. I found this element to be an interesting direction for Stage to take the book & although I found the ending to be less than satisfactory, it was a day well spent & a nice reminder of why👇

vivastory I don't have children. And in the spirit of surprised expectations, I give you links to two of my fave recut trailers: Mrs Doubtfire Recut as a Horror Movie & Midsommar But Its a Feel Good Romantic Comedy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ckv_Dz-Sio&list=PLrCfloHU1ezoQpR_Oe1M3i2RyaI8JH...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd6F3b98JXw
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GreenGrl87 Oh man! Thank you for sharing these, that Mrs. Doubtfire one was gold! 13mo
LitStephanie I haven't seen the second one, but the Mrs. Doubtfire one is hilarious! Hahaha! 13mo
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vivastory @GreenGrl87 @LitStephanie It never gets old! 13mo
Megabooks I don‘t follow a lot of links on litsy, but those were so hilarious!! I love the Peter Gabriel in the Midsommar one. Perfect! 13mo
Tanisha_A 😂 Mrs. Doubtfire 13mo
Reggie Lolol the Mrs Doubtfire one. It‘s amazing what dissonant strings can do for a mood. I had seen the Midsommar one before. 13mo
udyaa Xd😶 13mo
Billypar I love these. @Megabooks I wonder if Peter Gabriel had any idea after writing Solsbury Hill just how many romantic comedy trailers it would be featured in for decades to come? 😅 13mo
Billypar Great review - this is one I want to check out at some point! 13mo
Megabooks @Billypar I‘m not sure he would‘ve written it then, and other than in these trailers, I actually like the song! 13mo
Billypar @Megabooks Ha- that might be true. It is a good song! 13mo
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vivastory
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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I'm not sure what other readers reaction to this book was, but I've chuckled quite a few times. It's like We Need to Talk About Kevin as a black comedy.

rachelm I had the same reaction!! 13mo
vivastory @rachelm I'm glad I'm not the only one! I'd love to see this made into a movie, but as a dark comedy. 13mo
Suet624 Wow! Love that you linked it to Kevin. 13mo
CherylS67 I'm a pediatric nurse and I was like holy moly that is some blatant child abuse. That being said I could t out it down. 13mo
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Bec_lectic
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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This book is deliciously disturbing! Really liking it so far 😈

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Brennastroup
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

Very creepy. Now I‘m afraid of having demonic children. Really looking forward to a sequel...

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Selena85
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

Loved this book! It follows the pov of Hanna, a seven year old mute girl who thinks life would be perfect if only she could get rid of her mother; and her mother Suzette who is at her wit's end dealing with her daughter's unusual, difficult, and frightening behavior. So many emotions! I felt the frustration, sadness, and fear of these characters and was seriously invested. Is Hanna ill or evil? Is Suzette crazy? 🖤 guessing the whole way.

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Selena85
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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The vibes of We Need to Talk About Kevin continue, complete with the same phrase. Loving it so far, though. What is wrong with this girl!?

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Selena85
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage

Just started this today. Getting a "We Need To Talk About Kevin" vibe. Not sure how I feel about that since We Need to Talk was so disturbing! We'll see...

JillsBookshelf Welcome to Litsy!!! 👋 2y
Selena85 Thanks! 😄 2y
JillsBookshelf @Chelleo has made some Litsy how-to videos. You can check them out if you‘re confused about anything! 😊 2y
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she.epeolatry
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

🖤🖤🖤🖤

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Librarian_Jack
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

Challenging notions of parenthood, unconditional love, innocence, and perhaps sanity itself, Baby Teeth will have your sympathies shifting and your mind boggling until its bitter end.

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TinaFaa
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more than I did. I kept waiting for the big explosion of suspense, even to the last five pages, but it just never delivered. It was, however a pleasantly easy quarantine read.

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Becca.in.a.book
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

I felt just awful the entire time! The switch perspectives between the mother and the daughter was insane! I feel so bad for both of them because no one is at fault, I don‘t know how I would react if my daughter was a psychopath. I also don‘t know how I would react if I was a psychopath. I also understand the selfishness that the mother and the dad feel about their relationship and their parenting. No one is the villain. Now trashy television!

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Becca.in.a.book
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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This quarantine really has helped my painting skills! Painting and audiobooks is a great way to social distance. #watercolor #sundayfunday

ElizaMarie I have RuPaul saying this in my head when I read this! I really enjoy your painting! Also Baby Teeth was insane! 2y
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Clwojick
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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It‘s been a slow week for reading, since it‘s been busy with every other aspect of my life. I had a few holds come in, so I‘ve been reading those, and haven‘t worked towards my #MarchUnshelfing at all this week. Hoping to get back into it next week. How‘s everyone else doing?

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TheAromaofBooks My new job is taking way too much time!!! My goal for the month is to read 50% from my own shelves and I built up a little cushion during the readathon, so now I'm reading a pair of library books that need to go back haha I kind of need a solid week of reading and no other responsibilities, I think. 2y
4thhouseontheleft Same! This week has been all over the place, and not much reading has happened. 2y
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Books.Bottles.and.Babies
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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I finally got around to reading Baby Teeth. I really enjoyed it, but it was so disturbing! I'm not sure whose side I'm on after finishing that... Probably no one's. 🤷😂 I'm definitely in the mood for more psychological thrillers like this if anyone has any recommendations??? #bookrecommendations #psychologicalthrillers

xxjenadanxx It definitely seemed like a no win situation! Have you read The Wives by Tarryn Fisher yet? If not then that's my recommendation. 2y
Jemgirl2014 If you haven't read it already, you should definitely give this book a try. It's excellent! 2y
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ghastly_ash
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Was super excited to get going on this one. I‘m about halfway through and still am not sure how i feel about it. Some aspects pull me in, many more make me lose interest. Sticking with it because I hear the ending is great.

Geenie I just started this one too! Not halfway yet. How do u like it? 2y
ghastly_ash I‘m on the fence. It feels very repetitive but has a lot of promise. I think I‘ll have a better opinion one I‘m done. 2y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
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cathysaid
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

*gulp* Occasional eye-roll moments but for the most part...a terrifying domestic thriller. Think Damien from The Omen. Hanna is a 7-yo psychopath but only reveals this behavior to her mother. Thus her father thinks she's a perfect angel. The story is told in alternating chapters from the perspective of the mother and child and is complete with a creepy Hollywood ending. I finished at 1:00am and thanked the baby Jesus that I don't have kids.

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Geenie
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Beginning my #tbr #libraryhaul. Killer headache. The trip to the library almost took me out. 🤕
#dogsofLitsy

AJBowers I have a husky too! The hair. So. Much. Hair. 🤣 2y
ozma.of.oz What a sweet face! 😍 2y
TheLibrarian Hope you feel better! 2y
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Geenie @AJBowers ikr! I have to blow dry him after I wash him or he stays wet for a day and a half. 😫 he‘s worth it tho.🙂 2y
Geenie @ozma.of.oz ty! I‘ve had him for about a month and I still can‘t get over his “sweet face” either. My mom and my brother call him “her” all the time. I guess because he‘s pretty. 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 2y
Geenie @TheLibrarian Uber amounts of thanks. This too is my hope. 🙃 2y
Elizabeth2 Hope your headache eases. Beautiful pup! 😍 2y
Geenie @elizabeth2 ty very much! I‘m glad headache medicine has caffeine as a an ingredient so that I can try to read it off without 😴 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better!! This book is creepy!! 2y
Geenie @TheLibrarian @Elizabeth2 I have awoken from a nap feeling refreshed and miraculously better. Thank 👉🏼 for your concerns @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 2y
Geenie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yassss! I‘m glad it‘s not just me. I put it down on page 30 because it was exactly what you said: Creepy. I‘m going to finish it just not tonight. I have to recuperate before returning to it. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Yoshi-and-a-book let me know what you think!!! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Gorgeous reading buddy!! 😍 2y
TrishBovell I enjoyed the book! 2y
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Lauranahe
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

Well this was unsettling. Also, having recently read We Need to Talk About Kevin, it seemed pretty familiar. I liked the back and forth perspective of the mom and daughter, and it was a creepy story. I think we all have a fear of being in a situation where something is happening, but no one believes us. Some of us have lived that, and it‘s terrifying. So this was a good, quick and tense read.

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rhindgeo
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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So many people have raved about this book but I'm 10 pages in and I'm not getting the hype 🤦‍♀️ I'm going to give it a little bit more time, I really hope it picks up and I love it like everyone else 🤞

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mbreichert19
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

Loved loved LOVED this book! Such an intricate, crazy dynamic presented.

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Wildly_Bookish
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

What a messed up, yet interesting book. I'm left wanting to know more... maybe there will be a sequel?

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Wildly_Bookish
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Starting (and hopefully finishing) this one today. It's the last book I need for my 2019 Reading Challenge! Wish me luck and speedy reading!

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bexreadsbooks
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Home from school for Christmas break = relaxing in bed with a good book! 🎄

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Captivatedbybooks
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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@MatchlessMarie thank you for the #nightmareswap! You did better then good i love it! The # of cats on the puzzle is exactly how many I have. I loveeee the small keepsake box. I saw one that was halloween theme at CVS but when I went back it was gone sooo i was super excited when I saw one in my box. I do drink and will be trying that shot tonight 😉 im super excited for the candy i hid it from everyone!

Captivatedbybooks I havent had a caramel apple lolli in AGES! Oh and the It socks arent in the pic cause im wearing them today to work. THANKK U!!! I cant wait to try the coffee. Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting 2y
BethM Awesome! 2y
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2y
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2y
MatchlessMarie Wow lucky guess 😅 glad you liked it! It's always hard to suss out who drinks 🤪 there are so many alcohol flavored goodies during the holidays. Hope you had a happy Halloween! 👻🎃 2y
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DimeryRene
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Halfway done with this audio!!

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Reading-in-LallahLand
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Pickpick

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A nice creepy read! One of every parent's worst nightmares!

I found the relationships between the characters to be very realistic. You are able to care for each character including the little girl.

Definitely a page turner. A good thriller I'd suggest to anyone who enjoys this genre!

#zojestage #babyteeth #bookstagram #bookreview #4star #lallahbookreview #readinginlallahland

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Outofcontroltbr
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t like this book as much as I was hoping I would. It wasn‘t terrible but the Dad‘s seemingly purposeful obliviousness made me dislike this book.

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juliegumdrop
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Reading this is giving me a deeply unsettling feeling. #bookclub

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samantha1027
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Mehso-so

I held off on reading this book because it was listed as horror, but I didn‘t think it was scary at all. The concept of a child wanting to kill her mother is creepy, but I thought some of the things she did were far fetched. I did like the writing though and thought the book moved quickly. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Reading-in-LallahLand
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Aloisi_tribe
Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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The first book that came to mind for today‘s #chillingphotochallenge prompt #candy. I haven‘t read this one yet.

@Clwojick

Sleepswithbooks This is a fun book 😃 2y
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