The Hollow by Jessica Verday
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About 400 of its 500+ pages were uneventful. The book should have been half its size or less.
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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. It only makes things worse that everyone now treats Abbey like either a freak show or a charity case. Thank goodness for 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.

About Jessica Verday

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Jessica Verday writes the first drafts of her novels by hand, using spiral-bound notebooks and black pens. She lives with her husband in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Find out more at and follow her on Twitter at @JessVerday.
Published August 21, 2009 by Simon Pulse. 548 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The Bookbag

Reviewed by Robert James on Oct 01 2009

Massive, massive recommendation from me as being one of the most unputdownable books I've read for a long long time.

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The Bookbag

Reviewed by Ceri Padley on Oct 01 2009

Jessica Verday has delivered a strong debut and a wonderful taster of great things to come.

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Kidz World

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Reviewed by Kidz World on Oct 06 2010

About 400 of its 500+ pages were uneventful. The book should have been half its size or less.

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Reviewed by Geeta Nadkarni on Nov 18 2010

for aspiring authors of YA fiction, there’s even a link to Verday’s book deal-winning query letter. The Hollow really is the thinking teen’s Twilight.

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