Monday, July 25, 2011

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

by Carrie Ryan
A tiny village in the middle of the woods is forgotten to all. It might be the last of its kind since the Unconcencrated have run in the forest. Surrounded by the fence that seperates them from the once-human, now beasts, the residents try to live normal lives.

Mary wants to try to survive, but the truths she depends on are starting to crumble in front of her. Will the Sisterhood keep them safe? Is there a world outside the forest with other people? Mary will soon be forced to discover what is real and what is myth.

This book by Carrie Ryan, as well as the two sequels that follow, are fantastic zombie adventures that delve past all of the gross-out factor found in some books about the undead into true questions about love and what makes us truly human. Mary is an authentic character who the reader relates to in even the most unrelateable situations. I would recommend these to readers who enjoy realistic fiction and are ready for something a little different.

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