Hollow

Hollow

by Rhonda Parrish

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Overview

A car accident shattered sixteen-year-old Morgan’s family. Now her brother’s dead, her mom’s paralyzed in more ways than one, her dad lives at work, and her seven-year-old sister Amy tries too freaking hard to salvage everything. What’s more, high school is its own special kind of hell, where her ex-boyfriend delights in spreading rumours that shred her reputation and make her feel like a loser.

When she finds an old camera in a creepy abandoned hospital, it seems like her luck is finally changing. And it is changing--from bad to worse. Because of course it is. Each time Morgan photographs one of her classmates they become corrupted versions of themselves. It’s like the camera steals their goodness, their essence, and leaves them hollow.

Then her sister uses the camera to take a selfie.

No matter what the cost, Morgan will find a way to reverse the effects of the cursed camera and save Amy, before her already-fractured family completely self-destructs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781989407141
Publisher: Tyche Books Ltd.
Publication date: 03/24/2020
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Customer Reviews

Hollow 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 2 hours ago
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book but fell in deep and wanted more. This book feels very much in the beginning like your run of the mill young adult teen angst but slowly morphs in a horror tale that delves into the interior of the teen mind and conflicting internal battles of good and evil which is swayed by family and circumstances. I instantly fell in love with the pace and the tone of the narration. You feel connected with the main protagonist, who is introduced and slowly we see her layers peeled away to see what makes her tick and therefore we are invested in her and her story. I highly recommend this book and advise that although there is some "horror" it is not something most people can't handle. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
SherryF 21 hours ago
I love books that involve photography in some way, so when I read the blurb, I had to check out Hollow by Rhonda Parrish. The accident changed her world. Her only solace was running…and Sevren. An abandoned hospital. An evil doctor. A camera. A magpie. Life is full of ups and downs, good times and bad times, good people and some not so good, but we all have a story to tell. It’s hard to talk about Hollow without giving too much away, but Morgan faces her fears and tragic events. I enjoyed Hollow by Rhonda Parish and it kept me curious. This is an easy reading story that I finished in one sitting. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of Hollow by Rhonda Parish.
Topsues01 3 days ago
What happens when any goodness, compassion, love or care disappears from your life? Rhonda Parrish has created a storyline of what her characters are left with when half of themselves have no choice and it is sucked from their very soul. A haunted hospital, A haunted Camera and a life Morgan has suffered every since the loss of her brother, plus a traumatic event that torture’s her day and night . There is little love left in her home, apart from her little sister who she would protect with her life. The last straw is when the Camera also steals her good half from her soul stealing anything good. Every slight bit of happiness is gone, because she went into a Haunted Hospital. Rhonda Parrish gives us a atramentous storyline where you can feel the heavy silence hang all around you as you become so completely engrossed you are transported there with Morgan as she traipses the dreary dripping halls of the hospital following the pressing actions that encourage her to find that camera. (Personally I would have turned tail and ran like hell). However this is like a scary film you can’t turn away from, yes your scared or apprehensive but you need to know what’s around the next corner, whom will be effected next. However there is a point to this darkness for where there is dark let there be light. The lesson has a point to it and guided by a soul who needs you to see what it would be if life was in complete darkness. It shows a sad young woman who has felt nothing but sadness so long she has lost any hope, in herself her family and her friends, the only question is if she will run out of time to see the reasoning behind people’s true nature. To learn the many lessons of life. Does the title refer to How Morgan feels? “Hollow”? Or is it portraying those with half of their souls missing as “Hollow “? This is an exceptional piece of writing with creativity pouring out of every word, expect your thoughts and emotions to put through the wringer, to be laid bare. Rhonda Parrish I applaud you.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Sixteen year old Morgan’s problems just keep piling up. First a tragic car accident shatters her family, her brother I’d dead, her mother paralyzed, her dad is missing in action and her seven year old sister is feeling it the most. Her ex boyfriend spread humiliating rumours about her so school is no escape. She then finds a camera in an abandoned hospital, only when she takes someone’s picture it seems to still the goodness from the. To top it off her sister takes a selfie. Now she is trying to get her life back by reversing the camera’s effects. This is a general horror story filled with all the necessary creepiness to give you chills. The characters are well crafted, full of personality, both with positives and negatives. The storyline was full of surprises and twists and turns, scares, omens, ghosts and suspense. I enjoyed the interaction between the characters and the narrative did a good job with setting the scenes and the haunted nature of the book. The author takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster as the characters deal with the situations they go through the obstacles they faced. I really liked this book and think that the target audience will too. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
WordsLikeStars 4 days ago
At the center of Hollow is Morgan, our lead and the character through the eyes of which we witness the story unfold. After the death of her little brother, Aric, in a car accident where she, her mother and younger sister were also participants, Morgan copes with not only the deep depression that stems out of this traumatizing experience and the strenuous relationship she now has with her mother. But she also has to deal with the assault that she went through at the hands of her ex-boyfriend not long after said accident. For those who may feel triggered by stories in which rape is a component, please tread with care before picking up this book. While Hollow is presented as a horror book, there is very little to define this story as such. Other than the creepy presence of an abandoned hospital near Morgan and Sevren's house (her best friend) and it history, little else happens in this book to portray it as such. The camera that she finds in this hospital, which begins to negatively affect those photographed, is a rather vague part of this story. We never find out where the camera comes from, why Morgan was meant to find it, or what its origin is. There is a “portal” through which Morgan enters that allows her to travel through the different limbo-like lands that hold the “good” parts of the individuals whose pictures she took, and while these moments are tense, they still don't shed a lot of light. The book is very short, which makes it a very quick read, but it also means that there is not a lot of room for in-depth development. Not only is the camera one of the things that I wanted to know more about, but I was expecting more suspense in-story as a result of the characters that are photographed with it and how twisted their personalities appeared to become. And I would have liked to know what becomes of them after the camera was destroyed. Morgan's depression, however, is well portrayed not only internally but in the way that she relates to those around her. Especially with her mom, the person that she seems to have the most rocky of relationships post-accident. Sevren's and her friendship is a nice boon—as usually is the case whenever we have a best friends' dynamic in a novel—and the magpie psychopomp was quite adorable. I would have loved for there to be more story, more details, more exploration into the hospital and a way to bring that out into the present day of the plot so that it could connect with everyone in it and expand it. It would have certainly added that creepy kick that the premise promised.