Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Young Adult Literature - The Forest of Hands and Teeth
I thoroughly enjoyed The Forest of Hands and Teeth. The title immediately caught my attention, and the cover art also intrigued me. Mary's community is surrounded by a high fence to keep out the Unconsecrated. The unconsecrated are zombies who try relentlessly to get those who are kept safe by the fence. When there is a breach in the fence and most of the people Mary has known her entire life are killed or are turned into the Unconsencrated, she and a small group of survivors must go beyond the world they have always known to see what is beyond their village. I thought this was a fairly unique twist on the zombie stories. There were times where the story dragged a little, but it was a worthwhile read.