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Monday, November 12, 2012

Review: The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle.

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle

Publication Date: September 2012
List Price: $8.99
ISBN-13: 9780547859262

Review: With the darkness coming, an Amish community is the last safe place on Earth. This is the storyline for the horrifying, action packed novel, The Hallowed Ones, written by Laura Bickle.

Katie is days away from her Rumspringa, the time when an Amish teen gets to experience the outside world. Then disaster hits when a helicopter crashes lands in the middle of a cornfield. News spreads that there are mass killings of people around the world. There is something out there. The Amish elders decree that no one comes in and no one goes out. When Katie finds a seriously injured man in the field, she doesn't listen to the rule, and secretly brings him to the community, but what else is she bringing with him?

The Hallowed Ones is amazing because it will fill you with suspense and at the same time, maintain a good pace from scene to scene. The style of writing is unique, very original, and very descriptive making you read on. The characters are very well developed, interesting and believable. The most memorable part cannot be revealed in this review! It will shock you. If you like action and adventure you have to read this book it will surprise you with its content. On the other hand, the beginning lacks action; the majority of the action is towards the end. However, once you get past the beginning there is nothing but exciting exploration. If you read this book, you have to be prepared to read a few boring parts, but then the adventure awaits you!

Review written by Gianni (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of The Hallowed Ones for this review.

Have you read The Hallowed Ones? How would you rate it?

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