Mary lives in a small community in which all the members believe they are the last human beings on earth. The fences that surround the community protect its members from hordes of "Unconsecrated" who claw at them day and night trying to find a weakness in the links to break through and infect the humans within. Although the fences are there for her protection, Mary cannot help but think of them as a barrier holding her back from the freedoms she might find in the outside world. Mary believes there must be something more, some way to escape, and when a turn of events forces her community to defend themselves against the Unconsecrated, Mary must make a difficult choice. Will Mary Stick to the safety of the fences or take a chance on the freedoms she might find beyond? With a blend of horror and romance, Carrie Ryan takes the zombie tale to the next level in The Forest of Hands and Teeth. This young adult page turner will have you asking questions about truth and human nature and will definitely leave you wanting more! We can only hope that there is a sequel on the way!
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