The Hollow

The Hollow

Book - 2009
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High-school junior Abbey struggles with the loss of her best friend Kristen, who vanished on a legendary bridge, but her grief is eased by Caspian, an attractive and mysterious stranger she meets in the Sleepy Hollow cemetery.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster Children's Pub., 2009
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781416978947
Branch Call Number: FIC VERDA


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jnh0205 Nov 11, 2015

An amazing read! Don't remember how times I read the book. Just put it on hold again.

Dec 08, 2014

I loved this book so much!!!!!!!!!! I finished this one and the haunted within one week. i LOVED it!!!!!

cinseg1 Jan 15, 2014

I absolutely loved it! I was hooked from the first page! I couldn't put it down. I was completely absorbed by Abbey and Caspian- they are perfect together. The ghostly aspect of the novel added to its charm and appeal. I cannot wait to read book two and three.

JewelMcLatchy Oct 08, 2013

Really enjoyed book one of The Hollow (as in Sleepy Hollow) trilogy. Great setting, good characters, nice tone of suspense and enough myster to keep you guessing until the end. Liked how you were given hints scattered here and there, but never really enough to say for certain what was actually happening. Can't wait to devour books 2 and 3. Would also love for a designer to actually create Abbey's perfume line - not a fan of scents in general, but I think a line like that would be a huge hit.

Feb 13, 2013

I LOVE this book!!!!!!!!!!!! It is the best book ever! I hope other people will enjoy this book also. i highly recommend to read this book.

Jul 11, 2012

I love when books are based around another work of literature. I definitely had an urge to re-read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" all during reading "The Hollow." The author did a great job with the setting. I could just imagine myself in the cemetery with Abbey. Speaking of the main character, Abbey felt so real with how she dealt with the grief and loss of her best friend. There's tons of mystery in this novel and thought it unfolded very smoothly. Of course the biggest bombshells happen towards the end of the book so there are still niggling questions in my mind. I'm not sure I'm on Team Caspian but definitely will be reading the second book "The Haunted" to find out more about him and to see what happens with his and Abbey's relationship. Overall, a great novel that totally keep me up at night to finish it!

Mar 25, 2012

i love this series!

Feb 14, 2012

A bit boring at first, but sped up in other parts. Would love to know if there is another book after Jessica Verday's latest book in the series. Also, I would like to put that it would be good for a Teen of Trades, or a person who is hooked into hardships, teen love, death, vampires, werewolves, ghosts and demons. Great read for me, and left me wanting more.

Sep 03, 2011

Whoever has the book now finish it because I would like to read it. PLEASE FINISH IT!!!!

HollieAttack Aug 30, 2011

*Repeat Comment*
This was the most AMAZING book ever. I couldn't put it down from start to finish, i hid away in my room till i was done with it. This is probally my favorite book besides a few others

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Oct 27, 2010

The Hollow was a good read. The story is about a young girl named Abbey who's best friend has gone missing and then is found dead. Suddenly half her world is gone and she must somehow survive it one day at a time and get though dark feelings of sadness, loneliness and high school alone with no best friend. She soon finds herself in a budding new romance she met a strange boy at the cemetery, which is one of her favorite places, and enjoys his sudden interest in her persona.

I was very interested in the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Kristen (Abbey's best friend), especially since Verday did extremely well conveying Abbey's grief and reluctance to accept the possibility that her best friend was dead, it wasn't just glossed over. I really enjoyed the story but hated the way it ended. I can't wait for book two so I know how it ends, I hate being left hanging.

Aug 16, 2010

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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 rumours 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 perosn who makes Abbey feel normal again...and also speacial.

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 betrayel, she uncovers a frightning truth that nearly unravels her -- one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian as well as her own sanity.


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Oct 27, 2010

An empty casket placed into the cold hard ground was supposed to symbolize my b est friends life. it felt vastly inappropriate! - Abby

Aug 16, 2010

My stomach somersaulted.... He was here.
He looked up when he heard me getting closer. His smile was beautiful.
"Hey, Abbey." He closed the book and stood up. My answering smile was so wide, it felt like my face would split in two. "Hi, Caspian."
He lifted his other hand and held out a slightly wilted violet to me. "Sorry it' all...rumpled. I picked it for you earlier. They grow all over the place here."
I could feel surprise taking over my entire face as my jaw dropped slightly. I was stunned. I didn't know what to do. He was bringing me flowers?


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