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Cover: 'Small Spaces'

Staff Review: "Small Spaces" by Katherine Arden


After the recent loss of her mom, Ollie is just trying escape into a world of books. When she stumbles upon a woman trying to throw a book into the river, she rescues it and becomes entranced by what she soon discovers is a journal that spins quite the creepy tale. On a school field trip, the haunting pages of the journal suddenly seem only too real, and Ollie finds herself on a chilling adventure of survival with two of her classmates.

This fast-paced children's book, the first in a series, is filled with adventure, spookiness, wonderful friendships, and life lessons. Fans of Goosebumps or any slightly creepy adventure book are sure to enjoy this! I had to immediately follow it up with the second in the series, Dead Voices, and really enjoyed that as well!

Audience: children | Genre: fiction

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