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"But somehow my name was never whispered, as if I were a ghost, an escapee, the space between trees, the page on which the story is written."

This story was supposed to be about Evie--how she hadn’t made a friend in years; how she tends to stretch the truth, especially when it comes to her so-called relationship with college dropout Jonah Luks; how she comes into her own once she learns to just be herself--but it isn’t, because when Evie’s classmate is found murdered in the woods, everything changes and Evie’s life is never the same again.


Praise for The Space Between Trees

“...a darkly beautiful, emotionally honest story of personal growth.” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)

“...a deft depiction of a girl coping with the truth, no matter how ugly it is. The haunting premise and honest narration...will equally captivate both teen and adult readers.”

“Williams perceptively captures the swirl of conflicting thoughts and actions that accompany such a violent event in this quiet, affluent neighborhood...Gripping. “ (Shelf Awareness)

“This dark, suspenseful coming-of-age story builds to a violent climax.” (School Library Journal)

“A good option for reluctant readers...the pacing is pitch perfect.” (Booklist)

“[I]t is clear that this is no ‘Nancy Drew’ situation...a must-read for anyone interested in psychological dramas.” (The Wild Rumpus Advanced Reader Review Group)

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