THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH
New York : Delacorte, 2009
as long as anyone in Mary's village can remember, the Sisterhood has protected
everyone from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. The village is bordered by
fences to keep out the Unconsecrated and their hunger for human flesh.
Guardians patrol the forest and mend the fences. No one recalls what life
was like before the Return, but Mary's mother has told her stories: of
the ocean, a place where there is nothing but water as far as the eye can
see and where they can be safe from the Unconsecrated. When a breach in
the fence occurs and the village is attacked, Mary and a few other survivors
must leave the only place they have ever known and venture into the forest.
(booktalk by Rachel McDonald, King County Library System) (Washington Evergreen YA Book Award)
Orphans -- Fiction.
Fate and fatalism -- Fiction.
Zombies -- Fiction.