Small Spaces

Small Spaces

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, stealin Bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding gho...

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Title:Small Spaces
Author:Katherine Arden
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Small Spaces
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:218 pages pages

Small Spaces Reviews

  • Betsy
    Jul 08, 2018
    In fourth grade I sold my soul to the Scholastic Book Club?s Apple paperbacks. There was only one thing in the entire world I ever wanted to read, at that point. Only one thing that could make my little heart go pitter-pat, and that was the comforting presence of ghost stories. This ...
  • Melanie
    Apr 10, 2018
    ARC given to me by a confirmed angel, Lilly at Lair of Books, which I will cherish and love forever! ?You might get to know characters in books, Ollie thought, but getting to know a human was an entirely different thing.? Small Spaces is Katherine Arden?s debut middle g...
  • Bethany
    Aug 20, 2018
    I picked this up because I have loved the adult fantasy by this author, but I wasn't sure how I would feel about her writing a middle grade book. I'm happy to report that this was an unexpectedly amazing reading experience! I read this in a single sitting and could not put it down. Sma...
  • Julie
    Sep 19, 2018
    This is the perfect quick and creepy Halloween read! It gave me serious Goosebumps vibes. ...
  • Jocelyn
    Jul 22, 2018
    I get a little more in-depth with my thoughts here, but basically, this is a wonderfully spooky, atmospheric middle grade that gives you those cozy autumnal feels. ...
  • kath | novelandfolk
    Aug 14, 2018
    It is a confirmed fact that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes. To be honest, I haven?t read a middle grade horror since I was squished into a school bus seat with a tattered copy of Goosebumps in my backpack. It isn?t a genre I had considered revisiting, not for any part...
  • Amerie
    Oct 13, 2018
    Deliciously creepy middle grade standalone (which hints at more to come...). ...
  • ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
    Oct 27, 2018
    3.4 stars Great Halloween read but I didn't find it spooky enough. I know it's intended for a younger audience but kid Tinja would have agreed with me ;) ...
  • Amy
    Oct 04, 2018
    I truly appreciate Katherine Arden so much as a writer. She paints such perfect pictures and makes you feel like you?re right there. I was first introduced to her writing when I read The Bear and the Nightingale, and while these two stories are geared toward different age groups, Ard...
  • Stephanie Gillespie
    Oct 11, 2018
    "Wherever you go in this big, gorgeous, hideous world, there is a ghost story waiting for you.? Small spaces is Katherine Arden?s first middle grade book, and the first book I?ve read by this author. I am in love with her writing, it's so good! I cannot wait to read Bear and...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Oct 21, 2018
    3 stars A creepy little book with a strange story. I liked it just fine, but it didn't suck me in at all and I found myself skimming at the end. I thought I would find it scary, but after binging the haunting of hill house all weekend I think the scare-o-meter had zero effec...
  • Hollis
    Sep 23, 2018
    For those of us who grew up in the nineties (#datingmyself), SMALL SPACES is going to feel totally nostalgic for the days when you begged your parents to buy you the newest Goosebumps or Fear Street release, whatever RL Stine was putting out on any given day. This has that small town c...
  • rachel
    Oct 05, 2018
    I don?t think I have ever been recommended an adult fantasy as much as Arden?s The Bear and the Nightingale but in typical Rachel fashion, I jumped on her newest book instead. Small Spaces reminded me why I adore middle grade to this day. It had everything I loved to see: a hear...
  • Eryn
    Oct 20, 2018
    Actual: 3.5 / 5 This was my first Katherine Arden novel, and it did not disappoint! I love how unique this was and how much I related to Ollie and her love of reading (amongst other things). Reading this made me feel all nostalgic for whatever reason, too ? which was great. Fo...
  • Peter Monn
    Oct 23, 2018
    Much better than I thought it would be. Really enjoyed this. It felt like a more developed Goosebumps book with more character development. My full review will be on my booktube channel at http://YouTube.com/peterlikesbooks ...
  • Laura
    Oct 01, 2018
    Middle grade horror isn't something I usually read, but apparently Katherine Arden has the talent to make every story into something I end up loving. Excellent and genuinely spooky tale with great characters. ...
  • andrea caro
    Sep 29, 2018
    Why, yes, spooky middle-grade is my bread and butter. Added this to the favorites shelf. ...
  • Katerina Kondrenko
    Feb 20, 2018
    7.5 out of 10 Very nice middle-grade story! I loved the writing (Arden knows how to make the words flow), creepy atmosphere, and the pacing. Oh, and the friendship too! Bromance development between the main characters was really great! ...
  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    Sep 29, 2018
    Small Space is a spooky, Halloween read that is ensure to delight as well as haunt. ...
  • Claudia ✨
    Nov 18, 2018
    It's official. Katherine Arden is the queen of writing atmospheric books. Small Spaces is so very different from her beautiful debut, The Bear and The Nightingale, without losing her enchanting writing or taking away from this being a middlegrade novel. I had a friend who said th...
  • Hannah
    Apr 10, 2018
    I would read Katherine Arden's shopping list if she published it. ...
  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    Oct 12, 2018
    so this is a ghost story about someone who pretty much got fucked over because they saved a book from being thrown into the water. can you imagine being a stack of dead tree and having this much power?? ...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Oct 08, 2018
    So this was actually freaking adorable and creepy. Olivia is like my second favourite MG pov. Also, scarecrows are just clowns made of a vegetable. ...
  • Catherine
    Oct 10, 2018
    Since I absolutely love The Winternight Trilogy, I didn't hesitate when I saw Katherine Arden wrote a middle grade horror novel. This author is amazing and definitely one I will follow in the future. I probably wouldn't have been interested in buying this book if she wasn't the author,...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Apr 10, 2018
    I swear to the gods above this better be published in the UK too otherwise I will become a small angry ball of agitation ;-; ...
  • stefiereads
    Oct 14, 2018
    All the stars seriously!!! This is the first time ever I don?t want a story to end. Yes I love a lot of books, but this one is special. I am not sure why I feel this way, but last night I got goosebumps all of my body by just thinking about story. And please note that last night, ...
  • ✨Brithanie Faith✨
    Oct 17, 2018
    4/5 stars ???? "When the mist rises, and the smiling man comes walking, you must avoid large places at night. Keep to small." Pros: ?As I've said already- this definitely reminded me of Goosebumps, or Are You Afraid Of The Dark? If you've never read a Goosebu...
  • Rylee (Hermit Odysseus)
    Oct 26, 2018
    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here! =) This is a quick read, and perfect for Halloween because it?s goosebump-inducingly spooky (and incidentally reminds me a lot of Goosebumps). I don?t do well with scary, and I seriously can?t emphasize that enough...
  • Joey Rambles
    Oct 14, 2018
    About three things I was absolutely positive: First, this is one of the scariest MG novels I've ever read. Second, there is a possibility that this book might not get the same attention as something like City of Ghosts, which is a shame, because while I liked that novel, this one...
  • samantha  (books-are-my-life20)
    Oct 29, 2018
    So I wanted something to read for Halloween that wasn't blooding or worst and found this had just come out and it looked fun, I went in thinking it would be like The Halloween tree, but found it was pretty creepy mostly because I can't stand scarecrows. But I could see anyone of any ag...