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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  983 ratings  ·  265 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Beyond Words/Simon Pulse
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looks like it's just me out here, not liking this book. which is fine - i don't like crowds anyway. imma just stretch out my arms and wave 'em around and tell you all the things i didn't like about this book.

now, some of them are specific to me. i have twin-fear/suspicion, i have hang-ups about people rolling up in public spaces with bare feet, and i find it very difficult to connect emotionally with books. the first one is only half-serious, the second is dead-serious and comes from years of h
Jody Casella's "Thin Space" is a story of loss and grief. Be prepared to bring out the tissue box, because it's not without moments that kick one at their core. For me, this was a personal read because it talks about a character who experiences the loss of their twin. As a fraternal twin myself, I couldn't imagine losing my sister in any measure. She's been a part of my life for almost 30 years. She's my best friend and maybe even more than I can explain in mere words. I knew going into this nov ...more
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Every once in a while you come upon a book that completely rocks your world, and Thin Space by Jody Casella was one of those books.

When I first heard about Thin Space, I knew I had to read it. I'm always looking to read more books featuring a male POV. Plus the concept of a "thin space" was fascinating. Then Jennifer Castle, one of my FAVORITE YA authors, burbled it, making everything a tad more exciting. Therefore, when Thin Space ended up in my hands a few weeks ago, I jumped right in.

Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
*A head's up to readers: if you pick up an ARC of this, do not read the jacket copy unless you want the big twist ruined for you. Because the referenced titles on the copy will tell you exactly what happens, if you're not interested in the story being spoiled for you.

Marsh's twin brother died in a car accident a few months ago; Marsh was the driver. It was only a couple months later when Mrs. Hansel, Marsh's neighbor, died. She was the older woman that Marsh and brother Austin used to do communi
Nov 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
Honestly, this book has been on my self for at least a year. I decided to pick it up to fill the time, until my one book arrived in the mail.
I've tried to get into this book multiple times, but just kept on putting it off. It was an impulse buy from Amazon. The price tag was good and the premise seemed interesting at the time.
There's one thing about this book that doesn't make sense, logically. That really bothered me, because it seemed like such a simple thing to do. The main character, Ma
Jessica C Writes
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-fantasy
I wanted to rate this book higher, I really did. But the truth is, I can’t. I was bored out of my mind until the last 50 or so pages. I was planning on putting it down so many times but I kept reading it only because it was part of a read-a-thon.

I couldn’t find myself relating to any of the characters at all, and even though I felt bad for them, I just didn’t care about their lives. The MC was a dick the majority of the time, which I could sort of understand because he’s dealing with grief, but
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, read-in-2013
This review first posted on Book.Blog.Bake.

I started reading this book on March 22, 2013. I finished on May 6th. For the month and a half I was “reading” this novel, I was thoroughly uncaptivated by the story Casella was telling, which is a shame, because it’s actually fairly well-written, and it’s gotten really glowing reviews. It’s become one of those instances were I wonder if I read the same book as everyone else, because I found Thin Space poorly paced and the middle section of the novel dr
This is powerful! This is haunting! This is why I love to read! Thin Space by Jody Casella is like being trapped in a dream, and until someone finds the way to pull you out, it goes on and on. Honestly, I have read this twice, it was that good, that intriguing and I picked up even more to like about it the second time around!
Grief, guilt and loss can blur our existence, warp our perspectives and cause us to block out the truth, while searching for unknowable answers, believing in a Thin Space be
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3.5 stars

I was expecting a book about the paranormal, but that's most definitely not what I got. This is not a book about ghosts and spirits; it's a book about grief, memories, and letting go.

Twin brothers, both high school football players and academic superstars, are in a car accident. One survives; the other doesn't. The brother who lives is haunted by the accident, by what he did and didn't do. He becomes obsessed with finding his dead brother by using a "thin space," an entryway or gate to
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I very much liked the liminal nature of this book, with the reader kept uncertain as to whether the thin space really *does* exist, or whether the characters who believe it does are just looking for a way to cope with grief. The big, shocking twist didn't surprise me at all, but that wasn't a problem. The only thing I thought was a bit lacking was that there was a rather easy resolution to some of the problems at the end. However, the after-that-part ending left the protagonist with one of the l ...more
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

This was not a bad book, really. I enjoyed the second half very much. It was kind of a thriller and kept me on my toes. But, given the fact that the first half was extremely slow paced and I considered DNFing this book several times, I can't give it 3 stars. Also, the twist was predictable and I saw it coming even before I had reached half of the book, which is also a reason for the low rating.

Overall, it was a nice read but the the slow start and the constant urge to add it to my DNF p
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
This turned out to be a compelling read, although I had my doubts at first. Having been a middle-and-high-school librarian, I was afraid that this was going to turn really dark like so many YA books about death can do. However, this didn't happen, and I think that the book will have real appeal to many teens (and possibly adults who work with and/or care about teens, like me).

Marshall has mostly recovered -- physically, at least -- from the car accident that killed his twin brother Austin, but h
Frank DePascale
Mar 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
There is a plethora of good, structured books, and this is one of them. The book is called Thin Space and it is science fiction. Thin Space is written by Jody Casella. It is This book has a fairly interesting plot and something new always happens. There is twists and unexpected plot points in it that make you want to read on. I feel like the novel was executed in a very well way that was easy to understand. That is why I liked it so much.
This book was good, but with everything that’s good, there
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Jen Ryland
I went into Thin Space expecting a paranormal grief book and got something more like a cool paranormal suspense story. Marsh, still mourning the death of his twin in a car accident, wanders his New Hampshire town in bare feet, trying to locate a "thin space" where he can cross over into the world of the dead. He becomes convinced that one of these thin spaces is in the house of Maddie, the new girl at school, and he befriends her as a way to get access to it.

I loved the isolated New Hampshire se
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this a lot!
I didn't even think this was categorized as "teen/young adult" at first, despite the characters being high school aged, because of the lack of wangst and romantic idiocy.
It was that thing I'm always looking for: a book about characters. Not a romance. Not a mystery. Not genre-ified to death. That's what makes it relatable.

Also, I thought the author, who is female, did well writing convincingly from the point of view of a male protagonist. Of course, I'm not a guy, so not real
Shayne Bauer
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting and unique read. I knew that there was a twist at the end, so I was determined to figure it out. This probably ruined the experience for me though because I was thinking the author would have done something much more creative with some of the details in the plot. The foreshadowing was so obvious (even on my first read!) that the ending fell a little flat for me. I had a few more exciting resolutions planned in my head, so I was a little disappointed. Nevertheless, I will s ...more
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is labelled as a young adult book because the characters are school aged. However, I feel the content applies to anyone. It deals with the real emotions experienced when someone close to you dies, an a unique way that a young man attempts to deal with and cope with the new reality of only being half of a pair of twins. An excellent first novel by an up and coming new author.
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book...biggest surprise of 2013 for me. Full review soon.
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This just changed my life. One word. Amazing.
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Great book! Saw the twist coming but still so, so good!!
Emilie Brocious
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I finished reading Thin Space by Jody Casella earlier this month. The book is about two twins who got in a car crash and the one that survives is constantly looking for a thin space so he can see his brother again. At first I thought the book was dumb but it turned out to be a book I enjoyed.
One of the main reasons I liked this book was for the romance in it and for the huge plot twist at the end. Like it was foreshadowed throughout the whole book but you never really get it until you finis
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When I first requested Thin Space, I was under the assumption this was a contemporary novel. So tickle me surprised when I discovered it wasn't. Which was interesting yet at the same time, a little disappointing.

After the death of his twin brother and cryptic ramblings from his dying neighbor, Marshall embarks on his own "quest" to find a Thin Space. Plagued with guilt and vying to make things right, he shuffles from place to place, barefoot, hop
Brooklynn Moore
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Brooklynn Moore

I read Thin Space which is a science fiction novel written by Jody Casella. This book is about teenager named Marsh who had a twin brother die in a car accident. Marsh felt responsible for his brother’s death. Marsh and his brother their elderly neighbor named Mrs Hansel and she told them about thin spaces. A thin space is a doorway from the real world to the spiritual world. Marsh gets a new neighbor, Maddie, and Marsh thinks that there is a thin space inside Maddie’s house so h
Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict 24-7

I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Thin Space by Jody Casella is an unconventional novel that explores grief, introduces the strong bond between family, promises a surprising mystery, shows us how the paranormal may affect the way we view life after death, and finally, gives us a twist ending that is slowly hinted at throughout the whole novel. Thin Space may appear to be a straightforward read, but there is a depth t
Evie Janelle
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites-2013
This review is of a arc galley from the publisher via NetGalley. Also posted on Blue Butterfly Books.

Losing an identical twin in a car accident at sixteen is something I know very well. To be honest, I'm surprised I let myself request it, let alone even read it. It hit so very close to home. But I read it. And, really, I more than read it. I devoured it in only a couple hours. Casella is a new voice that I will love to see more work from.

From the beginning, I loved her writing and style. She man
Otto Domes
Jody Casella’s Thin Space is a novel about Marsh Windsor, a high school junior mourning his twin-brother’s death. During this moping, a girl moves into a house Marsh thinks holds a thin space, a place where the living can cross into the world of the dead. I did not enjoy the novel because it doesn't explain the concept of thin spaces well.
For example, it does not explain the fact that you can or can't bring someone back with you through a thin space. This wouldn't be a problem except for the fac
Mar 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Real Rating: 3.5 Stars

The summary for this book sounded super intriguing and sounded like it would be bursting with paranormal happenings and elements. Unfortunately, THIN SPACE didn't deliver this as much as I would have liked. There were some great aspects of the novel that I loved, but there were also some things that fell flat for me.

Marsh has lost his other half and is living through a fog the months after his brother was killed in a car accident that he was the driver of. He walks around b
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it

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Thin Space was an interesting book that kept me entertained but I found it a little transparent and despite there being many twists and turns it never managed to surprise me.

Overall I enjoyed Thin Space but there were loads of niggley little things that took away from the reading experience. The opening was vague and it took me a while to get into, I wasn’t really sure what was going on or why things were happening. It was simple things like why Marshall wal
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a wonderful surprise. I was immediately drawn to it when I read the synopsis, which is why I requested it. But that short description didn’t prepare me for the amazing story, the unique concept, the incredible writing and how much it would touch my heart.

From the very first page, I was treated to a stream of consciousness from Marsh. He was honest about his feelings and open with his emotions. He’s broken, he’s guilty, he’s sad and he’s alone. His twin brother is dead and he’s
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