Monday, April 11, 2011

Book Review: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Today I have finished reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, which is the first book in The Forest of Hands and Teeth Series. The second book is called The Dead Tossed Waves and the final book is called The Dark and Hollow Places. Here is my review and I hope you enjoy:

Plot: 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?

Review: Carrie Ryan is not afriad to give her characters pain. In Mary's world all she has learned about and lived with is the Unconsecrated and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Mary lives in a small villiage in and gaint forest, and she is protected by the Gaudrians, who kill the Unconsecrated and has learned from the Sisterhood, who know everything about everything. Everything seems fine, but when the fence that protects her villiage  is destoryed and her world is thrown into choas, it truly seems like there is no hope let in her world. There are a few extremely important characters like Travis, who is the bravest and seems to care the most for everyone. Cass, who brings sunshine to everyone even on the darkest of days. Harry, who tried to care for everyone, but his anger got the better of him. Jed and Beth, who are completely different when it comes to love for people, but not for themselves and their own relationship. The book packs a lot of emotion, bravery, and hope for the characters throughout the whole novel. I give this book a 4/5.

Pub. Date: February 2010

Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback , 336pp
Chapters: 36
Age Range: Young Adult

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