The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Critical reception

The Forest of Hands and Teeth debuted in the US to critical acclaim, receiving starred reviews from School Library Journal[1] and Publishers Weekly, which described the book as "fresh and riveting."[2] MTV called it "a pretty freakin' amazing, empowering and absolutely thrilling young-adult post-apocalyptic zombie love story."[3] Author and critic Bidisha selected The Forest of Hands and Teeth as one of the best books of the year for The Observer[4] and Jo Fletcher picked it as one of the most notable books of the year at the World Fantasy Convention.[5]


  • A New York Times best-seller[6]
  • A Junior Library Guild selection[7]
  • #4 on the IndieBound Kids' Indie Next List for Spring 2009[8]
  • A Borders Original Voices selection for April 2009 and Borders Original Voices finalist[9]
  • Selected as an American Library Association "Best Book for Young Adults"[10]
  • Selected for the Texas Library Association TAYSHAS High School Reading list (2010–2011)[11]
  • Selected by librarians at the Denver Public Library as one of the Best Teen Books of 2009[12]
  • Nominated for the North Carolina School Library Media Association Young Adult Book Award[13]
  • Nominated for the 2010-2011 Georgia Peach Book Award[14]

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