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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
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"LOVE, DESPAIR AND DECAY"
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SCARY ROMANCE A romance with death and decay. If you've seen The Village, it's like that. If you've seen Romeo & Juliet, it's like that, and if you've seen The Land, Day or Dawn of the Dead, its like that. Now roll all those titles together and you have “THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH”.

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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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Mary lives in a small village in the middle of the forest governed by the religious Sisterhood and bordered with a fence to keep out the Unconsecrated—a horde of the undead unleashed many generations ago by a mysterious and cataclysmic event. Life is simple but preordained; Mary fears her betrothal to a man she doesn’t love almost as much as the hungry jaws slavering at the fence links. Under the colonial trappings, this is a full-blooded zombie thriller, reminiscent of the paragon of the genre, George Romero’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. Soon Mary and a small band of desperate survivors are thrown together to outwit the undead and work through their own weaknesses, suspicions, and jealousies. Ryan’s vision is bleak but not overly gory; her entry in the zombie canon stands out for how well she integrates romance with flesh-eating. The plot loses a little wind near the conclusion, but Ryan’s ability to write a nail-biting escape scene will keep most readers riveted. Grades 9+. --Daniel Kraus, Booklist --This text refers to the

“Mary's observant, careful narration pulls readers into a bleak but gripping story of survival and the endless capacity of humanity to persevere . . .Fresh and riveting.” Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

"[T]he suspense that Ryan has created from the very first page on entices and tempts readers so that putting the book down is not an option." Starred review, School Library Journal

Author Biography

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie Ryan is a graduate of Williams College and Duke Law School. A FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH is her first novel. A former litigator, she now writes full time. She lives with her writer/lawyer boyfriend and two fat cats in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Release date Australia
February 9th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Bantam Doubleday Dell
Interest Age
From 14 to 17 years
Dimensions
140x206x18
ISBN-13
9780385736824
Product ID
3714638

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