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White Space

Staff Review: White Space

"White Space" by Ilsa J. Bick

Cover: 'White Space'

★★★

Blurred realities, terrifying monsters, and a protagonist who "blinks" into the lives of others set the tone for the first installment of the YA "Dark Passages" trilogy. I've never read a YA book like this before, and I really wanted to like "White Space" more than I did. Bick's story is very creative, and she is a descriptive and engaging writer, but this is not her best work. While parts of the book are truly terrifying, the convoluted plot and abundance of supporting characters often left me confused. Bick also often ends chapters midsentence, which adds suspense, but also confusion, especially the next time you pick up the book.
 

Audience: Teens | Genre: Fiction, Horror