Friday, March 13, 2015

Book Talk & Giveaway: THIN SPACE by Jody Casella

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won't find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could've been better or what worked or didn't work. I only do book talks on books I like and want other people to know about. So if it's here I probably think it won't injure your brain if you read it.

Marshall is the twin who lived, the one who walked away from the car accident that took his brother. Guilt follows him constantly, and the only escape he hopes for is finding a thin space - a place where someone has died, leaving the barriers between this world and the next a little thinner. It's a place you can pass through, but only if your feet are in contact with the ground.

This is why Marshall doesn't wear shoes, anywhere. He's not willing to miss an opportunity to find his brother again. But when his bed-ridden neighbor dies he knows he's got a chance... until a new family moves in, with a girl his age who he quickly befriends in order to get in the house. But once he starts making connections with the world of the living, it makes him question his dedication to the world of the dead.

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