Monday, June 22, 2009

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Characters: 15/20
Plot: 17/20
Originality: 20/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 17/20
Overall: 87/100 or B
In Mary's world, there are a few truths. The Sisterhood knows what is the best. The Guardian will protect and serve the Village no matter what. The unconsecrated will never relent and only want to get inside the fences. The fences must always be minded. Since the fences are what protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But slowly, Mary's World and these simple truths are failing her. The Sisterhood has secrets that are hidden from the Village. Suddenly the fences are breached and all of Mary's world is lost. Now she must choose between her Village and a future. Now Mary must now face the real Forest of Hands and Teeth and all the death that surrounds her.
Mary annoyed me a lot, she couldn't understand that everyone matters at time and other times she cared too much. I didn't understand why Travis was leading on Mary and Cass at the same time. I found Henry to be sweet most of the time. The characters didn't develop as much as the plot. Ryan did create a beautiful, amazing, and original novel. I can't wait for more from Carrie Ryan.

1 comment:

  1. i actually liked Mary. I think she was out for herself a lot of the time, but I also think it was a product of living such a frightening, controlled existence.


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