by Carrie Ryan
narrated by Tara Sands
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Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA, Zombies
Paperback: 432 pages
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Dead-Tossed Waves
The Dark and Hollow Places
The story goes that even after the Return they tried to keep the roller coasters going.
Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast--home is all she's ever known and all she needs for happiness.
But life after the Return is never safe.
Gabry's mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but like the dead in their world, secrets don't stay buried. And now, Gabry's world is crumbling.
In one reckless moment, half of Gabry's generation is dead, the other half imprisoned.
Now Gabry knows only one thing: if she has any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother's past.
Zombies are called Mudo. These guys moan and grab and chase (medium speed, i think). But for the most part are in the background of this story.
The focus is on a teen trying to survive during a zombie run world.
There's a love triangle, the typical kind with first loves.
There's parental issues to contend with.
There's a reveal...
And of course, there's avoiding being turned into a mudo.
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