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Monday, July 11, 2011

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Life as Mary is sooooo, not hard at all. But dealing with the Sisters maybe a little bit. Wether is waits for Travis or goes for Harry, at least both brothers love her. But Mary has a bigger dream, dreams of the ocean and the big city that her mother always tells her. But when she can have Travis, he's just not enough for her. Even when she marries Harry, that isn't even enough for her. Along the path, she's obsessed with the presence of Gabrielle and wants to know everything about her, where's she from, why she came to their village, etc. But going forth with her dreams and trying to pursue a future and demanding a history where her footprints needs to be remembered, she slowly and agonizingly looses members of her family and friends that she loves. Nothing stops her, no one can, not her best friend, not Travis or her brother Jed.

Eventually she finds the ocean, but she loses everyone to the Forest of Hands and Teeth. This is like the movie Resident Evil IV but in the forest instead of the city, no guns and super cool karate moves. There's no way I can see this as an interesting movie. So much is explained and expressed in emotions that it seems like there is little room for action. The most memorable scenes: the moment Harry holds her hand under water and asks for her, the scene where her mom is suffering until she is given up to the Unconsecrated to join her father, the scene where Sister Tabiltha takes her to the tunnels and demands her loyalty to God, the scenes where she is nursing Travis and the almost moments of touch, moments where she meets Gabrielle in the room adjacent to Travis's room and the window scene where she sees Gabrielle from the grounds of the Cathedral, the window writings left by Gabrielle, codes to navigate through the forest, where Mary is on the hill with Travis, where she is binded to Harry, the scene where Harry, her, Argos and Jacob sees Gabrielle kill Sister Tabitha, the travel scenes in the forest and the scenes at the next village and their short life there, scenes where Travis and Mary escapes the 3 story house to the house in the tree where the Harry and the others stayed, where Travis dies, Jed falls off the cliff, and finally the scene where Mary meets the guy on duty on the shores of the beach chopping off the heads of the Unconsecrated whom were washed to shore by the storm.

An easy read, but nerve wrecking to read through a stubborn character.

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