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The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
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Apr 21, 10

bookshelves: juv-ya, sff, horror
Read in April, 2010

I think that one of the main reasons I picked this book up was because of that title; The forest of hands & teeth it just seems so evocative somehow. And the blurb itself sounded vaguely interesting; “In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent.”

The world Mary lives in is a village in the middle of a forest. It is isolated and cut off from the rest of the world. Surrounded by a fence that keeps people safe inside, and the unconsecrated outside. Villagers are trained from birth to be aware of the Unconsecrated ones, to not go too close to the fence, to know that if bitten and infected they face one choice; to be killed or to be left outside the village to join the rest of the unconsecrated. They know that they are all that are left of humanity. That only by serving God will they be kept safe from this punishment.
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