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1 The Forest of Hands and Teeth By: Carrie Ryan 320 pages - Delacorte Books Janet Kermaer Period 1 – English 12 January 4, 2013

2 Today, you will be learning about… The Forest of Hands and Teeth The Forest of Hands and Teeth  320 pages  Delacorte Books for Young Readers The author The author  Carrie Ryan Chose the novel because… Chose the novel because…  Creepy name and cover Recommend it? Recommend it?  Yes and No

3 Plot Summary Post-apocalyptic dystopia Post-apocalyptic dystopia  Undead plague Been seven generations since the Return Been seven generations since the Return Sisterhood and Guardians Sisterhood and Guardians  Protect and serve  Control village Unconsecrated Unconsecrated  Zombies  Always around fence Surrounds village Surrounds village Protects from the Forest of Hands and Teeth Protects from the Forest of Hands and Teeth

4 Plot Summary (continued) Mary Mary  Main character / protagonist  Father gone & mother “mad”  Required to marry or become a Sister Wants to find true love Wants to find true love Life is controlled to sustain existence Life is controlled to sustain existence  Begin to forget the horrors of “real” life The “ocean” The “ocean”  Huge and unbounded space beyond the reach of the undead  Main goal in Mary’s life

5 Author Biography Carrie Ryan Carrie Ryan  Born & raised in Greenville, South Carolina  Graduate of Williams College and Duke University School of Law  Former litigator (lawyer) Now writes full-time Now writes full-time  Lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with  Writer/lawyer fiancé  Two fat cats  One large puppy

6 Where does she get her inspiration? “Anything and everything. The first line of The Forest of Hands and Teeth came to me after I read an article about the possibility of overfishing tuna. The issue of collective memory came to me when I realized how my memories of my grandmother have been slipping away and how I can't remember the details of the stories she used to tell over and over again.” ~ Carrie Ryan ~

7 Opinion/Recommendation Plot underdeveloped Plot underdeveloped – Is at first realistic Story of a plagued world Story of a plagued world – Which can happen BUT, flawed BUT, flawed – Townspeople forget past and think they’re the only humans in the world – Eventually, feels manipulated/forced Events don’t unfold naturally Events don’t unfold naturally Characters not- believable Characters not- believable – In the beginning… Mary seemed real Mary seemed real Only wanted Only wanted – True love – Real, authentic life – Answers from Sisterhood – Halfway through the novel… Mary sometimes loses touch with reality Mary sometimes loses touch with reality Choosing “ocean” over “life” Choosing “ocean” over “life”

8 Opinion/Recommendation Novel… Novel… – Confusing & irritating Author made poor plot choices at the end Author made poor plot choices at the end If I could be a character… If I could be a character… – I would be a zombie Only people to have a purpose (sadly) Only people to have a purpose (sadly) Other characters never lived up to their potential Other characters never lived up to their potential Recommend? Recommend? – Yes Interesting idea/story Interesting idea/story Super potential for a good book Super potential for a good book Despite flaws, still interesting to read Despite flaws, still interesting to read – AND No So annoying at points So annoying at points – Want to shake Mary and say “Wake up!” and “Do something!” Too predictable in end half of novel Too predictable in end half of novel

9 In Conclusion… The Forest of Hands and Teeth The Forest of Hands and Teeth  320 pages The author The author  Carrie Ryan Recommend it? Recommend it?  Yes and No Thank you! Thank you! Questions? Questions?

10 Works Referenced ok-review-forest-of-hands-and.html ok-review-forest-of-hands-and.html


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