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Thin Space by Jody Casella
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.
My rating: 2.5of 5 stars
Unreliable narrators… I wasn’t quite sure where things were going but it’s that aspect of THIN SPACE that kept me reading. This boy who’s lost his half but keeping a bigger secret with regard to it? This boy who’s searching for the impossible and seeming crazier with each moment that passed. This boy who seems to have given up but in fact has not… there’s a desperation to him that had me needing to find out: had he lost it or was there truth to his search?
The odd thing is how he’s allowed to do what he’s doing. Let slide… that’s what was happening, and only upon entry of new people did things shake up, did people do more than make a side comment/ raise a brow. It’s with new girt that things pick up, and you wonder… what’s in it for her? The oddness in their pairing had them sticking out to others, but the oddness in what was going on had me seeing them in a sadder light: they’re both so desperate for something but not actually saying what (when it’s obvious that there is a bigger ‘what’ for the both of them).
I could have gone on reading THIN SPACE for that alone: two sad people, not quite fitting in. him because he can’t (grieving, lost and angry all that) then her because she’s (a) new and (b) has an equally sad history that’s not quite clear… but then things of the ‘different sort’ factor in, and there I was wondering was that necessary at all? The possibility of the supernatural is what brings them together, but it’s their sadness and the consequence of that which kept me interested.
Because when bigger the biggest reveal of incomprehensible sort was made, of twins being twins and their proper places, I was a bit let down. Truth be told because: Really? Nobody caught on? Nobody? I’m having hard time swallowing that… except if I’m being perfectly honest again: you kind of can predict that it’s going to go down that way early on. The problem with me is how I was waiting for and hoping for something ‘deeper’ than (view spoiler)[a twisted version of Parent Trap (hide spoiler)] that ends very tragically.
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