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The Space Between Trees

The Space Between Trees

By Katie Williams


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Not your everyday coming-of-age novel.

This story was supposed to be about Evie, how she hasn't made a friend in years, how she tends to stretch the truth (especially about her so-called relationship with college drop-out Jonah Luks), and how she finally comes into her own once she learns to just be herself, but it isn't. Because when her classmate Elizabeth "Zabet" McCabe's murdered body is found in the woods, everything changes and Evie's life is never the same again.

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Size: 5-5/8 x 8-1/8 in;
Pages: 256 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: June 2010
ISBN: 9780811871754
ISBN10: 811871754
Katie Williams is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Texas at Austin and has published numerous short stories for adults. She lives in San Francisco, where she currently teaches writing at the Academy of Art. This is her first young adult novel.

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"Katie Williams's debut novel, The Space Between Trees, offers a deft depiction of a girl coping with the truth, no matter how ugly it is. The haunting premise and honest narration of this poignant coming-of-age story will equally captivate both teen and adult readers." —BookPage

"A good option for reluctant readers, this thrilling story shows many instances of lyrical language, and the pacing is pitch-perfect." —Booklist

"This dark and suspenseful coming-of-age story builds steadily to a violent climax... Readers who have ever felt like they don't fit in will find it easy to empathize with the teen's struggle to connect to others, and anyone can relate to the disillusionment that comes with growing up." —School Library Journal

★ "Evie's raw honesty and the choices she makes make for difficult reading, but also a darkly beautiful, emotionally honest story of personal growth." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A murder mystery propels the plot of Katie Williams's first novel, but the assured writing and the psychologically penetrating portrait of the two main characters play equally strong parts in this page-turner. Gripping." —Shelf Awareness

"A nail-biter packed with palpable suspense and enough violence to suit it for stronger stomachs." —Kirkus Reviews

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