The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (Author)
REALLY LIKED IT
This post-apocalyptic tale had me asking "WHY" a lot during the first 100 pages. The story all seemed to fit together about what was beyond the fence by the end of the next 100 pages. I now know that this is the first installment of a series and by the last 100 pages I was dying to know how everything turns out. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is a nice departure from the many vampire young adults out there. Again, this one is probably not suitable for younger kids, since there are a few cuss words and some sex, but the older teens are going to love it.Watch the trailer -- it does more in a few minutes than I could ever explain.
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (March 10, 2009)
I have to be honest and say that I didn't like the book and that the trailer makes it a lot scarier than the book itself. The main reason why I didn't like it was because of the main character, Mary who was so self-absorbed and self-centered that I just couldn't stand her towards the end. But I do realize that I am in the minority as far as not liking this book goes.ReplyDelete