Middle Grade Monday: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

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Hey everyone!  We’ve moved Middle-Grade Monday over from our TBR and Beyond Facebook Group to the blog! Hopefully we can bring you lots of great reviews, topics and maybe even some author interviews!
I’m a massive middle-grade fan, and I’m always trying to get people to give it a shot! Hopefully these reviews will give you a better idea if you want to try out the books or not! That is the goal anyway!

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My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre: Middle-Grade Horror
Pages: 218
Pacing: Normal Paced, Faster Pacing the further you get in the book
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Published: September 25th,  2018

Trigger Warnings: Grief of a loved one, Depression, some bullying (challenged) and younger children may find the spooky setting frightening.

 

Bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic. After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn’t think–she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with “the smiling man,” a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.  Continue reading “Middle Grade Monday: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden”