Monday, May 2, 2011

Mandy's Book of the Week (5/2)

Happy Monday all!  Just think, every day is one day closer to summer vacation.  It'll be here before you know it!

This week, my book has zombies in it.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan is a story about the world that is set 5-7 generations (so 125-175 years) after the zombie apocalypse.

The story follows Mary, a girl who lives in a village that is surrounded by a fence, which keep out the Unconsecrated (i.e.-the zombies).  Mary has been taught her whole life that their village is the only surviving village in the world.  They are it; there are no more uninfected people in existence.  But Mary has wanderlust in a bad way.  She just can't believe that what she's experiencing is all that there is.  There are fenced in paths that lead away from her village and, even though they are forbidden to the people that live there, she just KNOWS that there is more.

Throw in a group of very controlling nuns (called the Sisterhood) and weave in a small dose of love triangle and you have a recipe for a great book.

I'll be honest: this book gave me some nightmares.  And it isn't that the book is bloody or gory or anything, because it really isn't, but because, to me, it seems that the way they've set up the village is how things might really shake out in a post-zombie apocalyptic world.

Don't laugh!  The thought of a zombie apocalypse really scares me.

Do you have a zombie plan?

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