Inside a Hollow Tree

Young Adult - General
302 Pages
Reviewed on 07/10/2011
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Author Biography

Kevin White, MD, PhD is the author of five published and two soon-to-be published books, and has won 3 international book awards for his writing. His books span numerous genres, from non-fiction through children and young adult fiction. A master at creating unforgettable characters who grow as their story unfolds, his stories are poignant, thought-provoking, easy-to-read, and hard to put down. He is one of fifty international authors voted to be in the 3rd annual edition of THE AUTHORS SHOW’s “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading".

    Book Review

Reviewed by Daylin M. for Readers' Favorite

Dalton Hobby was no ordinary boy! This is apparent the moment he steps off the bus at Capling Hall School for Boys carrying a small suitcase, a large green garbage bag, and a thousand secrets. He never speaks. He never smiles. Whatever happened to make him like this? Inside a Hollow Tree is the story of how an under-sized, pathetic 14-year old boy finds hope and a home.

Inside a Hollow Tree, written by Kevin White, is a sad, yet intoxicating story about a young boy who has suffered many life tragedies that most people will never have to go through: such as sexual, verbal, and physical abuse, abandonment, teasing, and ridicule. Although it was slow to start, once I got past the beginning I began to realize that this novel is extremely intoxicating. I couldn't put it down; it was my drug, and I was addicted, so to speak. Although nothing like the main character Dalton, I sympathized with him and how he was so badly treated by the world. When he is sent to boarding school, and his roommates start to tease him, I wondered how boys can be so absolutely cruel. In this section of the book, there are some sexual instances that made me very uncomfortable and sick, so please be aware of that. This book is wonderful and brings you into the mind of someone so different from anything you have ever known.