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ARC Review: Thin Space by Jody Casella

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Thin Space
   by: Jody Casella

Publication Date: Sept. 10, 2013
Publisher: Beyond Words/Simon Pulse
Genre: Paranormal
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: e-ARC received from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 256 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 3/5 stars

Ever since the car accident that killed his twin brother, Marshall Windsor has been consumed with guilt and crippled by secrets of that fateful night. He has only one chance to make amends, to right his wrongs and set things right. He must find a Thin Space—a mythical point where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough for a person to step through to the other side.

But, when a new girl moves into the house next door, the same house Marsh is sure holds a thin space, she may be the key—or the unraveling of all his secrets.

As they get closer to finding a thin space—and closer to each other—Marsh must decide once and for all how far he’s willing to go to right the wrongs of the living…and the dead.

When I saw this book on NG, I was immediately drawn in by the synopsis. I like reading about alternate dimensions and I was intrigued about the idea of a thin space- the point where one can step through from this world to another.
Our main character is Marsh, and he definitely took some getting used to. After tragically losing his twin brother in a car accident, Marsh becomes desperate to track down the location of a thin space.

In fact, he is so obsessed with finding a thin space that he shuffles around barefoot, hoping he will slip through. His thoughts are a bit obsessive also, and he is experiencing a major disconnect with the world around him. He does not spend time with his friends, despite their efforts to pull him back into the group, and he does not know how to comfort and deal with his parents.
You can’t help but feel bad for Marsh, because he is such a broken character. There are some flashbacks in the novel where we see Marsh and his twin before the accident and how normal of teenagers they are, and then we are right back to Marsh and his loneliness. 

However, when a new girl moves in a few houses down (where he is convinced there is a thin space somewhere inside), he seeks her out to try and get into her house and find it. I felt bad for Maddie, as moving to a new town is difficult enough as it is, and she has an overbearing older brother who is constantly trying protect her. Marsh really only uses her to get inside her house, but once he confides in her about what he’s doing, the two form of a strange kind of closeness, as she wants to help him find a thin space.
Watching Marsh slowly let her in and form a friendship and later more with her is really sweet. She is quirky and chatty, but she is genuine and wants to help Marsh.

The pacing in this book went pretty well for me once I got into it and started understanding what was happening. We definitely have a big twist at the end that I definitely didn’t see coming! (I’m not good at predictions though.)
Overall, this was an intriguing book and I’m glad I checked it out.

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  1. This does sound really interesting, but it also sounds like it pull at all the emotions. Glad you enjoyed! Great review.

    1. Thanks Teresa! It definitely wasn't what I was expecting, but I still was able to enjoy it for what it was.

  2. This sounds interesting. This isn't my usual kind of read but I feel like I might give it a shot :) Great Review :)

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

    1. This definitely wasn't my kind of read, lol. But it surprised me and I was glad I read it after I was finished.

  3. Great Review!! Not sure If I would pick this one up, but it does sound interesting :)

    1. Thanks Magen! It was definitely interesting, but not the type of book I usually go for.

  4. Great review! Sounds interesting. I already feel bad for Marsh just from reading the synopsis.

    1. Yeah, my heart ached for that kid. Especially after the twist at the end. I was like Holy crap!!! LOL.


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