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The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
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Articles / November 30, 2019

A- The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle September 25, 2012 · HMH Books for Young Readers Horror The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle is a YA horror novel set in the Amish community, and it’s one of the most genuinely frightening books I’ve read in a long time. It’s far more scary than some adult horror novels I’ve read, and it doesn’t rely on themes like sexual violence or violence against children to be frightening. It’s also incredibly well-executed and uses the choice of setting (a small Amish community) to amplify the terror in a way that’s both unique and effective. I want to warn readers that this book is the first book in a duology, and while it doesn’t exactly end on a cliffhanger, you will need to read the second book to get resolution. I’ve got it downloaded and ready to go, but haven’t started it yet. The novel follows Katie, a young Amish woman who has reached the age when she can go on Rumspringa, a period of time when young Amish adults can go and live in the “outside” world and determine if they want to leave the community or become baptized into the church. Katie…