The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Written by Carrie Ryan

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This is a remarkable and moving debut novel that was causing waves well before it was published.  The author has crafted a powerful and at times frightening tale that explores humanity’s unfailing desire not just to survive, but to live, even in its darkest hours.  Beautifully written, terrifically paced and featuring one of the most relatable and identifiable characters in young adult fiction, The Forest of Hands and Teeth is set to capture the imaginations of readers of all ages with its mix of horror, redemption and sheer breathtaking storytelling.  Told through the eyes of a young girl called Mary, this is set to be the debut of the year we reckon.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth Synopsis

Surrounded by death one girl must learn what it is to live. The debut of the year: moving, scary, stunning.

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth Press Reviews

‘Poignant and powerful, fresh and riveting’ - Publishers Weekly


‘A beautifully crafted, page-turning and powerful novel’ - Melissa Marr

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ISBN: 9780575090842
Publication date: 01/07/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780575090842
Publication date: 1st July 2009
Author: Carrie Ryan
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Recommendations: Debuts of the Month, eBooks

About Carrie Ryan

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Carrie Ryan is a graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law. A former litigator, she now writes full time. She lives with her writer/lawyer fiancé, two fat cats and one large puppy in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse.

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