Book Review: Hollow by Teresa Mummert

May 10, 2016

When I moved to Hollow Point, Pennsylvania I had a plan. I would do whatever it takes to climb my way to the top of the social ladder, not caring who I had to step on to get there.
The girl who started that rumor about your eating disorder?
That was me.
The girl who made out with your boyfriend?
Me again.
The girl you don’t ever want to cross?
You’re looking at her, bitch.

3.5 Stars
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If that synopsis didn't get your attention before, I don't think you have a pulse. From the moment I read that, Riley had my full attention and let me tell you that girl has so many layers to her I'm still trying to figure her out. 

"They say sticks and stones can break your bones but words will never hurt you.

I disagree.

Words, in the form of rumors, can destroy someone's reputation.

Being the daughter of a famous actor,Seventeen year old Riley has grown up in the hollywood spotlight. Having whatever you want at your beck and call and being told "yes" constantly, is a normal life for her. But that all changes when she's forced to move to "Hollow Point" with her father while her mother is in rehab. Not liking her current situation, Riley tries to make the best of it at her new school. There's a new Queen B in town and she doesnt give a f*ck. Befriending a fellow classmate named Tatum, Riley is then introduced to Knox. Noticing that they both want something from each other, Knox and Riley make a deal with each other. 

What's the worst that could happen?

Knox has a lot of secrets. Being a Nineteen year old in a small town, you tend rack those up. Not officially in the biker gang but still work for them, Knox can definetely can hold his own. Striking up a deal with Riley is getting one of his jobs done and passing the time. But can they really keep it together without falling for each other? 

" There is nothing original about you.

From your dyed hair to the plastic on your fingernails, you are an illusion.

I'm a natural blonde, I can prove it if you'd like.

I'm not interested.

That's a shame, it would've been fun to slum it. 

I found Knox and Riley quite entertaining with each other. They couldn't stand each other but you knew the spark was there and it was just a matter of time when it was all going to erupt in flames. What I didn't like was that towards the end everything felt rushed. I wanted to know what was going to happen with some of the other characters and how the aftermath affected them. Maybe it's just me but I feel like there's more to this and it's not over. That being said, I enjoyed Knox and Riley's journey and we'll see what happens.


Teresa Mummert grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania where she began dating her husband when they were only sixteen years old. They married at eighteen and soon moved to Louisiana as her husband began his military career. They are the proud parents of four children that they are raising in Georgia.
Teresa began writing when her husband deployed to Afghanistan as a way to cope with him being away at war. She soon became a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her work includes the word of mouth bestselling White Trash Trilogy which landed her a three book publishing deal with Simon & Schuster. She has also written the New York Timesand USA Today bestselling novel The Note and the USA Today bestselling novel Safe Word. Other novels include Perfect Lie, Pretty Little Things, the Honor series, Rellik, The Good Girls, Something Wicked, Crave, The Death of Lila Jane, Hollow, and the USA Todaybestselling novel Sweet Nothing co-written with Jamie McGuire.
Future releases include Cruel, Depravity, When the Memories Fade, Weeping Willow, Paper Doll, The Deep, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead,  Rocked, Before I Wake, Fall to Pieces, and Victim.  She also has a Middle-Grade children's novel coming out soon titled The Seeker under the pseudonym T.S. Mummert. 


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