The Forest of Hands and Teeth
“In the moment between my mother’s death and her Return, I stop believing in God." (p. 15).
This quote was right after Mary’s mom got bit and turned into a zombie. At the time, it didn’t seem like a big deal that she turned Atheist, but it’s a huge factor in the book. She ends up having to go to a Sisterhood, where it’s just straight religion, and she tries to get religion forced on her. While at this place, Mary met back up with the love of her life, Trevor, and tried to spend as much time as she could with him, but Trevor was already engaged. Later on, Trevor starts to like her, but Mary ends up just marrying his brother, even though she liked Trevor.
Mary is living in a zombie-infested world, and is beginning to lose faith in the outside world. At the beginning of the book, her mom talked about how there is an ocean out there, but ends up not believing her, because she’s never been outside of the little town they all live in. Her brother is a guardian, so he’s supposed to kill zombies, and when their mom gets bit, he gets upset at Mary and sends her to the Sisterhood, which is what I was explaining earlier. While at the Sisterhood, she realizes that if she doesn’t comply and follow along their rules and believe in God, she could get thrown out into the zombie-infested land. She follows along, and that’s when she meets up with Trevor. Following that, she has a lot of different types of adventures that includes meeting an outsider, practically hooking up with Trevor, and even marrying Trevor’s brother.
This book at first seemed weird to me, but it really is starting to grow on me. I like reading about zombie books, and even though this doesn’t really talk about zombies a whole lot, it reminds me of the TV Show, The Walking Dead. I’m a huge fan of that show, because it’s not only about zombies, but about the lifestyle of living in a zombie world. The book does a good job of explaining what it is and the struggles of living here is. There is a lot of plot twists that makes it a lot more interesting to read about and I’m really excited to finish this book. The book is one of those books where it is hard to put down.