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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

8 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Carrie Ryan

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Author: Carrie Ryan
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
6 reviews about The Forest of Hands and Teeth
review by . April 28, 2010
A long time ago, back when it was common to hear the question because of my age, someone asked me "What do you dream of?". My answer changed periodically, depending on what I was currently into or wanted to be, but there was no sort of consistency. Nothing that made me think, if someone showed me the way, I would take the chance in a heartbeat. Not even writing quite frankly. Mary doesn't have that sort of mentality. Her dream was the ocean. No matter what happened that stayed consistent. Through …
review by . November 07, 2009
This novel was very well written. At first, I wasn't really liking Mary so much, but as the book went on a few chapters, I started to connect with her. Mary's one dream is to see the ocean, but an unrealistic one when she's living in a village all fenced in, to keep out the Unconsecrated. The beginning really slaps you in the face with the Unconsecrated, and I was surprised at what happens to Mary's mom, and then her brother's reaction. I had a hard time liking a lot of the characters like Harry, …
review by . September 25, 2009
Mary leads a normal life in her small village in the forest. There are certain truths that she was brought up believing in - the Sisterhood always knows best; the Guardians will protect and serve and the Unconsecrated will never relent. But above all, 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 …
review by . April 19, 2009
Mary's world is fenced in. she lives in a small enclave within the Forest of Hands and Teeth, constantly surrounded by the fear of an attack by the Unconsecrated. All she really knows is that she should listen to the Sisterhood's wisdom, let the Guardians protect her, and perform her expected duties. But Mary's world starts to unravel when her parents are infected and become Unconsecrated and she joins the Sisterhood. She learns about the secrets the Sisterhood has been guarding and that there might …
review by . March 15, 2009
So I had heard this book was a bit scary and the blurb made me think instantly of the movie, The Village. I was beyond excited to read it and try something a little bit different for me. It started out great, I loved the writing and the simpleness of the town, a town that was full of secrets I couldn't wait to learn. I loved the hushed whispering of the Sisters and the romantic encounters between two of the characters and the path... the path that's off limits. I had to know where it was all going.    …
review by . March 10, 2009
Mary's world is a sheltered one. Confined by the fence that keeps the Unconsecrated at bay, her community must live out their lives in hardship, looking to the Sisterhood for guidance, hoping that there never will be a breach of the fence, and praying that they will be able to survive each harsh winter. When Mary's mother is bitten by the Unconsecrated and consequently turned into one of them, Mary is forced to join the Sisterhood. Strict and controlling, they don't take kindly to Mary's questions …
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