Bickle, Laura The Hallowed Ones 320 pgs. Graphia, 2012. $11.42. (Rating: Violence PG13, Language G, Sexual R)
Katie is a good Amish girl, but is pretty excited for her upcoming time away from the community, where she can live like real teenager. When something goes really wrong in the world outside their fences, with only their faith holding back dark forces, well its Katie’s time to rebel. She hides an outsider, copes with murder clean up duties, and worries mostly. Someone has betrayed their community, and everyone is in grave danger.
I was excited about this book, its dark, creepy, dystopic, and a real page turner. Even a loss of virginity scene was decently PG. But then I got to a wonderful little detail about Necrophilia. That closed things down pretty fast for school library inclusion. Sigh. If only those 2 sentence weren't there! (Yup, I am pretty grumpy about this).
HS –PUBLIC ONLY Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.