Very scary middle grade book but satisfactory resolution
I love this description!
A fantastic read that was perfectly atmospheric for October. It had chills, adventure, and daring. Once started it was hard to put down. While the book does not need a sequel, I can not wait to read the one that just came out so i can see what these kids will do next.
Full Reveiw on LT and GR
I forgot all about reviewing this book yesterday, but that means I get to post a photo of the copy for my class library that arrived in the book order today!
I really enjoyed this spooky #middlegrade story that explored grief and friendship alongside a ghost story. It was creepy and intriguing and a perfect October read.
Last question. #mgbuddyread
It‘s not uncommon for parents to not be around in MG books. Usually the dad was gone, or just never there, but no mom usually means she is deceased.
Is this a common trope that we should be asking authors to change. Maybe more dead dads and more missing moms? Maybe parents who are in the picture? Thoughts?
Why do you think the narrator waited 88 pages to tell the reader the mom was dead?
Did this revelation surprise you?
Do you think it will surprise a MG reader?
A. How did an entire class field trip have only one chaperone?
B. How did this one adult explain the kids being gone overnight and then just emerging from the mist?
Why or how do you think Ollie‘s broken watch talks to her? How could Ollie be sure who was giving her instructions?
If not for the events taking place, do you think Coco, Brian, and Ollies would have been friends.
What benefit does the smiling man get from his deals? Why does he make them?
How does the movement of the scarecrow differ from daytime to night time?
Why are the missing trapped as scarecrows? Why not some other form?
Of the three main kids, which is the strongest and why?
Let‘s start this off at the beginning.
Could you have thrown the book in the water? Would you have stopped someone from throwing the book in the water?
Welcome to the #MGBuddyRead. Any one can join the discussion. The questions will be posted under a spoiler warning. The first five will be posted now each in their own post, and the next five in an hour or so.
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Just finished this one. I usually don't like creepy stories, but really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to our #mgbuddyread on Sunday hosted by @LibrarianRyan Questions posted around 4:00 EST. Join in when you can!
Really impressed by this book. Perfect for this time of year. Can‘t wait til Sunday‘s discussion. #mgbuddyread
Longer review later.
Just a reminder that this Sunday is the #mgbuddyread Litsy discussion. We will be discussing the tagged book. Anyone can join in.
Happy Reading. 🎃
Now THIS is a “Halloween Read” if there ever was one! Why, it even takes place around Halloween and, (even while being Middle Grade), is so atmospheric that I could nearly smell the dried leaves & cornfields and the PERFECT amount of spooky and filled with unexpected surprises while still feeling “cozy”. It reminded me a bit of watching a beloved Halloween movie. Made even better with how I read it on a cold & rainy October day.
“At Night They Will Come for the Rest of You” Ollie and her friends receive this warning from the driver after their bus has broken down in the mist and their teacher has left to get help.
I really enjoyed this read! I just wanted to sit down and finish it in one swoop, but work, sleep, friends (who show up early when you only have the last 10 pages). #scarathlon #teamstoker 4pts
Calling all #mgbuddyread participants! Just a reminder about this month's book. @LibrarianRyan has graciously offered to help me out and will be running this month's discussion. Questions are posted the last Sunday of the month (Oct. 27th) around 4:00 EST. Join in when you can!!!
Super early flight this morning ( being at the airport at 3am = no lines at security! 😊). My hold for Small Spaces came in at the library yesterday afternoon, so I should be able to keep myself occupied for awhile!
My first read of October was a seasonally appropriate slightly spooky mg adventure. In this modern dark fairy tale you get to experience all the atmosphere a cold rainy Vermont October has to offer, warmed up with the magic of watching our mc, an avid reader, escape into her current story come to life. #scarathlon #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid
Just to let you all know, I am hosting this months #MGBuddyRead for @Lmstraubie. I asked if we could do this book, and she said yes!
This book is a great atmospheric tale for October about a book loving girl who rescues a book from a fate worse then death. She becomes part of the story when her school field trip takes her to woods and the graves of those in the book.
On the last Saturday of the month I will post discussion questions
Ollie and her classmates visit a local farm on a school trip where the fun day quickly evolves into a nightmare. This book is intended for young readers, but it was a fun, creepy read perfect for this time of year. I also liked that Ollie takes clues about their predicament in the mist from an old book! Really enjoyed this one.
A very atmospheric tale set in idyllic autumnal Vermont farmland featuring very creepy scarecrows. I thought it started out a little slow, but by the time the plot really starts up I was hooked! Can't wait to read the next book in the series! #autumn #fall #scarecrows
The perfect book to read on a chilly autumn night. This book is about healing and friendship and learning to let go while never letting go. It is also a spooky book for tweens, nothing to scary though. It is about Ollie who has suffered a tragic loss and only finds solace in her books. When she comes across a woman tossing a book in the river she saves the book. From there she is thrust into an adventure that she didn't intend for. Enjoy 🎃 👻🎃
Adored listening to this one. I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to horror so middle grade scary is just about the right amount for me. Thrilled to discover it's going to be a quartet although with the second one just coming out this fall, will clearly be awhile 'til it will be finished. #audiobooks
Halfway through this one. Happy Friyay 🤗🥳
*What are you reading tonight?*
🎃🌽 Ollie comes into possession of a creepy old book that seems to tell a ghost story of an old farm near her hometown. Horror ensues when her class ends up taking a field trip to this same farm.
I'd been searching for a story that would remind of the feeling I enjoyed as a kid when reading Goosebumps books and I wasn't disappointed. It also really got me in the mood for fall and Halloween. I can't wait for the next book now. 🎃🌽
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden is a super creepy tale filled with terrifyingly thick mist, scarecrows that come alive, and a haunting family history.
While labeled middle grade, this one REALLY gave me the creeps!!
https://www.ericarobynreads.com/book-review-small-spaces-by-katherine-arden/ #middlegrade #horror
A spooky middle grade novel about a girl who finds a book about two brothers who dissapeared after making a deal with the "smiling man." Eleven year old Ollie thinks it's just a story until strange things start happening on a school field trip. Soon she's teaming up with the school's hockey star and the annoying new girl to stay alive. Loved the voice and felt like the spook level was right for middle grade. And I think the sequel is coming soon!