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The Hallowed Ones
Title: The Hallowed Ones
Author: Laura Bickle
HORROR TEEN BICKLE
“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 a form of darkness she never expected. Those Outside have been exposed to a contagion, one that turns them into blood-thirsty monsters. Now Katie and her community fight not only the darkness Outside, but the darkness within each of themselves. This was such an original, spooky, and enticing read. If you’re in the mood for a new kind of dystopian novel, pick this up.”
—Kelly at KDL’s Cascade Township Branch
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.