Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the “Outside” abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she can’t leave him to die. She smuggles him into her family’s barn - at what cost to her community? The suspense of this vividly told, truly horrific thriller will keep the pages turning.
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Not well written and under performed.
Take out all the words and start all over again.
The fact that it was sold as an Amish story and had very little to do with the Amish way of life.
The reader couldn't read well. She read a sentence and then, as if she had forgotten the next few words were in the same sentence, she sort of added them on in a lower voice.
I did not finish the book. I would have taken out the first scene of the helicopter crash and the "beast" or whatever in the helicopter.
Couldn't stand it. I very seldom not finish a book but this one was too much for me. I paid for it for nothing.
- Margaret McCollam
The Hallowed Ones
Spirited, complex, and intriguing
I thought I was ahead of the story, and could guess what happened next. I loved that I was wrong at each turn. The story wasn't what I expected and kept me guessing until the very end.
I loved the main character Katie. She was always questioning. She wanted answers and wouldn’t just sit by and take the opinions of others as truths.
I really enjoyed this book. It makes a person question their own beliefs and thoughts on religion and life. Even though this book is a work of fiction, it creates questions about religion and truth.