Friday, July 16, 2010

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

I gave another zombie book a try, and this time it was a success. Carrie Ryan has written this post-apocalyptic book in which there are many rules and constraints surrounding the small village in which the heroine, Mary, lives. The past is shrouded in mystery, and the present is filled with zombies. Mary struggles to find her place in her small village, but it is difficult. The book explores themes of love and belonging, truth and secrets. I haven't yet procured the sequel, but I am anxiously waiting for it.

This book is a good one for either light adult reading or teenagers. It is entertaining and thought provoking. It is more a book in which zombies happen to exist than a book about zombies, so this is a great read even for people who aren't into zombies. The book does leave some questions open at the end, but I am hopeful that the second book will answer them. Carrie Ryan is a good author, and I look forward to reading more of her work.

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