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The book reviews of UK children's author, Brian Keaney

The Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy - Graham Joyce It's hard to classify this book. I suppose you'd call it a fantasy but if that suggests magic etc., then that's altogether wrong. It's about a boy who is haunted by a nightmarish and sexually predatory tooth fairy. It's never entirely clear whether or not the tooth fairy is real or imagined. Though often disturbing, the book is also very funny and even poignant in its painfully detailed evocation of adolescence and there are some remarkably original flashes in the writing. Uncomfortable but compelling.