Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan


What a perfect title: everyday words put together to create something creepy and terrifying. Carrie Ryan's spare prose tells a zombie story that calls up Romero's 1968 Night of the Living Dead and the unforgettable 1964 Vincent Price film, Last Man on Earth. Ryan's book is replete with scenes that manage to be horrifying without too much gore, and she throws in a festering romance as well. Not to be missed.
Grade 8+