I really enjoyed HOLLOW CITY and am looking forward to the next installment as just like the first book this one leaves the reader hanging at the end. I loved the character development in HOLLOW CITY. It seems that each Peculiar child was able to use their peculiarness to help the group get out of difficult predicaments. I was definitely a fan of a few people along the journey who helped the children, namely the gypsy's. Oh, and the brothers who can finish each others thoughts, that kind of creeped me out like a scene out of The Shining! Emma and Jacob's relationship also developed, and of course it is not smooth sailing for them. After all, even though Jacob may be peculiar he is definitely not as old as Emma. Again, I look forward to the next book in the series where I can escape into the land of Peculiardom once more.