Study Guide

The Forest of Hands and Teeth Characters

By Carrie Ryan

Mary

Our girl Mary is obsessed with the ocean. And when we say obsessed, we're talking obsession on...

Travis

According to the T-man, when he's by himself he dreams of life beyond the Forest, but since he's...

Harry

If anyone has real man tattooed on his forehead, it's Harry. He's noble, loyal, and selfless.Our...

Jed

Jed's a Guardian, a husband, a brother, and a protector, which basically means he's all up in...

Cass

Oh, Cassandra. When it comes to love and kisses, this girl has it all… taken away from...

Sister Tabitha

Remember the Reverend Mother from The Sound of Music? Mix her with the Trunchbull from...

Beth

Beth doesn't have much of a presence herself in the story, but she is a (wait for it…...

Jacob

Jacob, like Beth, takes a bit part in the story to highlight one of the main characters. In his...

Gabrielle

Oh, Gabrielle, you rebel turned refugee turned super-zombie… who never says a single word...

Mary's Mother

Drumroll, please… this is the lady who started it all. What? No, not the zombies—but...

The Man on the Beach

This guy doesn't get a name or even much of a face, but he's (kind of) important. His existence...