The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

87%

11 Critic Reviews

You'll find yourself haunted by this world of the future.
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Synopsis

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?

Carrie Ryan lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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About Carrie Ryan

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Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead-Tossed Waves, The Dark and Hollow Places, and the original ebook Hare Moon. She has contributed to multiple story collections, including, most recently, Zombies vs. Unicorns, Kiss Me Deadly, and Enthralled. Her work has been translated into over eighteen languages and her first novel is in production as a major motion picture. Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie is a graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law. A former litigator, she now writes full time and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit her at CarrieRyan.com.
 
Published March 5, 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 322 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Forest of Hands and Teeth
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Kirkus

Above average

Mary’s story delivers what’s important: zombie apocalypse.

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Guardian

Excellent
on Jul 04 2009

For once, the hype surrounding a novel is not exaggerated. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is unputdownable.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
on Apr 21 2009

You'll find yourself haunted by this world of the future.

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Examiner

Excellent
on May 27 2010

This book is captivating, compelling, and a fast-paced zombie thriller that will have you turning page after page and sitting on the edge of your seat until finished.

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Examiner

Good
on Jan 04 2010

If you don't like romance, the zombie mayhem will keep you engaged, and vice versa.

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Examiner

Excellent
on Sep 16 2009

This is a must read for young adults today. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is exuberant and touching.

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Common Sense Media

Good
on Mar 10 2009

Very well crafted with compelling narratives, this is a complex novel that reveals its secrets slowly.

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Booklist Online

Above average
on Jan 01 2009

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.

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Kepler's

Good

This is a wonderful, compulsive, nail-biter of a book that will keep you reading late into the night (but with the lights on!)

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Teen Ink

Good

The Forest of Hands And Teeth was much better than Twilight by a mile.

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Guys Lit Wire

Excellent
on Apr 02 2009

Ryan's debut is simply remarkable; it is a gripping, post-apocalyptic tale that's hard to put down.

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