Author: Carrie Ryan
Series: The Forest of Hands and Teeth # 0.5
Tabitha can’t shake the feeling that something exists beyond the fences of her village. And when she sneaks out, past the gates and down the path into the Forest of Hands and Teeth, she meets a boy who teaches her heart things she never knew. But love in a world surrounded by so much death doesn’t come without its sacrifices, and Tabitha gradually realizes just how much she’ll have to give up to live among the Unconsecrated.
Since this is a short story, this is just a little mini review. Hare Moon by Carrie Ryan is a short story that takes place before the first Forest of Hands and Teeth novel. In The Forest of Hands and Teeth, one of the characters we meet is Sister Tabitha, who is the leader of the Sisterhood in Mary’s village. For those who have not read it, the Sisterhood is a group of nuns, who are in charge of the village. While I still do not like Tabitha, I did like seeing how she got to where she was in the first Forest of Hands and Teeth.
This story Tabitha starts out much like Mary in the first Forest of Hands and Teeth novel, dreaming of the world outside the safety of her village. The choices she makes in the story set the stage for understanding the first events in The Forest of Hands and Teeth better. This is a very quick, short read, but I really loved delving back into the world of created by Carrie Ryan. Any fan of The Forest of Hands and Teeth will enjoy this short story.
**Unabridged Bookshelf borrowed this short story from her local public library**