>> donderdag 4 februari 2010 – 2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge, Jessica Verday, Parnormal, young adult
Written by: Jessica Verday
Release date: September, 2009
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.
When I found out that I won the book I was very excited to read it. I read a couple reviews about it when the book first came out and some where great, but some also not. I have to say that this review is going to be a positive one.
Abbey is a young girl who loses her best friend, actually her only friend. On the day of the funeral Abbey meets Caspian, she finds him attractive but also very mysterious. I mean he didn’t knew Kristen at all, so why is he there at her funeral.
Abbey finds it hard to deal with the death of her friend and school isn’t going well either. Jessica writes this so well that you actually feel all the emotions Abbey goes trough. I could feel that she was lost and just was struggling to find a way to come home again.
When she meets Caspian again, they become friends. One thing that I thought was strange was that when you meet a new friend you ask for a phone number or address, right? But Abby doesn’t do this and Caspian neither. So this and other strange things happened in the book that made me think, is this boy alive or not and what really happened to Kristen?
The story takes place around Sleepy Hollows cemetery and really sets the mood. Jessica has done a great job with her research on it, because when you read the book you can just picture all of the details in your head.
After about 450 pages the ending comes and leaves you with allot of questions. The book was hard to put down and I can truly say that I enjoyed it very much. The Hollow is the first in a trilogy, so I hope that the second one answers allot of the unanswered questions.