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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth is not only a good book but also a good read. What makes it a good book is the fact that it is such a delightful example of setting for literary qualities. The setting that the author of this tale, Carrie Ryan, creates is grim, graphic, and gripping, and will keep your eyes glued to the pages until the book is over.
Imagine a world over-run with a disease that will turn you into an “unconsecrated”, which is quite a bit like a zombie. Now imagine that you live in a small town surrounded by a thin fence that keeps these flesh-craving creatures from infecting you and turning you into one of their own. Think about if this small, zombie-surrounded town was controlled by a group of people called the Sisterhood, which keeps secrets from the rest of the town. This doesn’t sound too fun, does it?
The main character of this amazingly creative story is a girl named Mary, who has for all of her life wanted to travel to the ocean, which she believes with all of her heart is the perfect place, away from the never-ceasing moans of hunger tumbling from the unconsecrated. Mary runs into some trouble with love all throughout this story, only increasing the tension in this wonderful story.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good love story, a great work of fiction, or a nice quick read. If you do read this book and enjoy it, Carrie Ryan came out with a sequel , The Dead Tossed Waves.





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Healing_Angel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 11:41 pm
I like this. It's short, yet detailed enough with the analysis. Good job! The thing I like about this book(apart from the originality) was the fact it had strong female characters and no vampires in sight!   
 
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