The Hollow by Jessica Verday

Published By: Simon Pulse

Year of Publication: 2009

Categories: YA

Pages: 513

Summary (from

When Abbey’s best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead?and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen’s funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey’s life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he’s the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again…but also special.

Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen’s betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

Review: Abbey was great character who has just lost her best friend. I really liked how real Abbey seemed to be in dealing with her grief and sadness about the loss of Kristen. Nothing seemed forced, and I liked the authenticity of it.

The plot was great, it moved well and there weren’t any boring parts. I really enjoyed the quotes of Sleepy Hollow at he beginning of every chapter, giving a little foreshadowing of what would happen in the chapter. I love it when authors include other books in theirs, it makes me want to read the book that they’re referencing.

I found Caspian to be kind of a confusing character. First he wants to spend time with Abbey, and then he doesn’t – I never knew what to expect from him. Hopefully my questions about him will be answered in the next book, and his actions will make more sense.

I didn’t the ending. It felt a bit rushed and like things weren’t tied up properly. Other than that though, I’m looking forward to the next book in the trilogy, The Haunted, that’s going to be released at the end of August.


Disclosure: I got this book from the library.


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