Rudy’s brother is dying, so he and his family move to a remote island, where there are magical fish that can heal the sick. Rudy meets Diana, a girl who can’t leave her house, and Teeth, who is half-fish, half-boy. he ultimately discovers that Teeth is hiding terrible secrets.
Be careful what you believe in.
Rudy’s life is flipped upside-down when his family moves to a remote island in a last attempt to save his sick younger brother. With nothing to do but worry, Rudy sinks deeper and deeper into loneliness and lies awake at night listening to the screams of the ocean beneath his family’s rickety house.
Then he meets Diana, who makes him wonder what he even knows about love, and Teeth, who makes him question what he knows about anything. Rudy can’t remember the last time he felt so connected to someone, but being friends with Teeth is more than a little bit complicated.
He soon learns that Teeth has terrible secrets. Violent secrets. Secrets that will force Rudy to choose between his own happiness and his brother’s life.
Cis girls: Diana
Cis boys: Rudy
Teeth is half boy/half fish
Gay/Queer: Rudy, Teeth
Not explicitly addressed.
Rudy’s brother has a chronic illness.
White: Rudy, Diana
Rape. Teeth is the product of a fish raping a human woman.