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The Dark and Hollow Places: The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 3

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mature romance and violence during zombie apocalypse.

Book Carrie Ryan Horror 2011
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Love triangles and never-ending zombie terror are no surprise in Ryan's books; but while formulaic, Ryan really will make readers sweat over whether the protagonists will survive. The romance may be scripted, but it's as satisfying as the action: Annah, like her identical twin, has feelings for both enigmatic Elias, whom she grew up with, and broken Catcher, who needs to heal as much as she does. Annah is a fascinating protagonist; unlike the previous protagonists, she was brought up without a mother, and hasn't had much guidance or unconditional love. Readers will cheer when Annah ultimately ends up with the right man -- and learns a powerful lesson about the importance of loving herself. In the end, there is enough action and romance to get fans to bite, even if the flavor is fairly familiar.

Book Details

  • Author: Carrie Ryan
  • Genre: Horror
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publication date: March 22, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 14
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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