Review: The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on February 9th 2010
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
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, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness.
Now, she must choose between her village and her future, between 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?
Mary lives in a separate world in the forest. No one is ever allowed to leave. Those who do mange to leave simply do not return. Mary has grown up being told that there is nothing beyond that wall. There is no one in the world but them. To go outside the wall will mean death. But Mary knows better. She has hope that they are not the only ones. That there is life beyond the wall. Mary starts to sneak around, going in places she is not allowed to look for answers. She had be warn several times to leave it alone, but Mary would not give up.