Mary's postapocalyptic village is fenced in to protect them from the Unconsecrated, dead who have returned and will do anything to infect the living. Surrounded by death, Mary dreams of life beyond the forest. She dreams of the world in her mother's stories and of seeing the ocean. When Mary is forced to join the Sisterhood, she learns secrets that make her question everything she has ever been taught. When the fence is breached Mary will discover the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. She leaves with a few friends and what is left of her family on a journey of fear, hope, frustration, discovery, love and loss. The Forest of Hands and Teeth surprised me. It wasn't at all what I was expecting, but I actually liked it. The story was so captivating I couldn't put it down. Definitely worth reading!