September 16, 2009

Review of: The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Author: Carrie Ryan
ISBN: 9780385736817
Pages: 308
Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (March 2009)
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Series, Zombies
Grade: A

I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth in just a couple of days, which is fast for me; typically a 300 page book will take me 3-4 days to finish given my limited time to read and my reading speed.

I got so swept up in Mary's life. Carrie Ryan did a fantastic job with this young adult novel, soon to have a sequel. I could smell the fetid breath of the Unconsecrated (aka Zombies ), I could hear and feel the rattling of the chain-link fencing. This is another book that I feel I can't give a lengthy review without spoilers. There is so much I want to gush about... but I can't!

Please feel free to e-mail me if you would like to know more, and aren't afraid of spoilers, or if you have already read The Forest of Hands and Teeth and just want to talk about it with another fan.

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From GoodReads:
In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?
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