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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, Marys truths are failing her. Shes 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 futurebetween 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?

Carrie Ryan lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can visit Carrie at www.carrieryan.com.

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Review:

"Mary's village has been trapped for generations by a very near, very visible menace: the Unconsecrated — insatiable, flesh-eating zombies that constantly tear at the village's fences. Yet the Sisterhood — a conventlike order of religious women charged to protect the village's survival — is as much responsible for the submission of Mary's village as the Unconsecrated. When the fences are breached and the village overrun, Mary and several others escape through gated paths and arrive deep into the Forest of Hands and Teeth, forced to search beyond it for their future. Mary's observant, careful narration pulls readers into a bleak but gripping story of survival and the endless capacity of humanity to persevere. That Mary maintains emotional distance serves to render her yearnings and romantic feelings even more poignant and powerful. Fresh and riveting. Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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About the Author

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie Ryan is a graduate of Williams College and Duke Law School. A former litigator, she now writes fulltime. She lives with her writer/lawyer boyfriend and two fat cats in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse. You can visit Carrie at www.carrieryan.com.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385906319
Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Fantasy
Author:
Carrie Ryan
Subject:
Horror stories
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Horror tales
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20090310
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.24x5.84x1.30 in. .91 lbs.
Age Level:
14-17

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth
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Product details 320 pages Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - English 9780385906319 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mary's village has been trapped for generations by a very near, very visible menace: the Unconsecrated — insatiable, flesh-eating zombies that constantly tear at the village's fences. Yet the Sisterhood — a conventlike order of religious women charged to protect the village's survival — is as much responsible for the submission of Mary's village as the Unconsecrated. When the fences are breached and the village overrun, Mary and several others escape through gated paths and arrive deep into the Forest of Hands and Teeth, forced to search beyond it for their future. Mary's observant, careful narration pulls readers into a bleak but gripping story of survival and the endless capacity of humanity to persevere. That Mary maintains emotional distance serves to render her yearnings and romantic feelings even more poignant and powerful. Fresh and riveting. Ages 14 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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