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I thought the voice it was written in was so different. I like that it was written as Anna's thoughts for the most part. There wasn't a lot of dialog between characters and I was okay with that. Anna's thoughts were realistic and believable. I think that way sometimes so I could relate to her. I did however have a hard time relating to Tyler. There was just too much mystery surrounding him and I didn't get to know him as must as I was hoping to. Overal I must say that I really enjoyed this book.
Overall the relationship between Anna and Tyler worked for me. The subject of the book is a dark one. Dealing with the possibility of a school massacre is a tough subject that may hit close to home for some. There was a lot of violence in this book though it is portrayed through a dream state. I liked that math and science were brought into the mix in order to add more mystery and to make a puzzle out of everything. It kept me guessing as to what would happen next. The biggest downfall for me with this book was the ending. It ended suddenly and left me wondering what just happened.
I needed more of an ending and some closure. I guess I will have to imagine my own ending.
Dark Matter review – quantum fiction that’s delightfully unserious
Oct 19, Becky Price rated it really liked it. This is a really good book. It is on a very dark subject and i think that instead of tip-toeing around the subject that Alexandra Sokoloff did a great job with just putting it out there with all its gore-y details. I think she did an excellent job on Anna's character. I felt everything that she felt and was a little surprised by her character, because most of us are used to strong, brave characters and not the innocent, terrified character and Anna was.
Her being this way wasn't bad though, it m This is a really good book. Her being this way wasn't bad though, it made it feel that much more real, because that is real emotion for this situation. It did get confusing at times though, which kind of had me lost for awhile, but in the end i was shocked by the ending and satisfied with the story.
I do recommend you read it, because it is a very different YA novel and i think everyone should get a bit of dark reality in their minds sometimes. Nov 21, G. Yeates rated it it was amazing. The Space Between is a provocative reading of American high school culture that stands shoulder to shoulder with Stephen King's Carrie.
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Though listed as being a YA, this work easily crosses over that perceived boundary as it incorporates quantum physics into the psychic undercurrents and dream sequences of the narrative. Disturbingly suggestive scenes of child exploitation and abuse are handled sensitively so as not to be exploitative or titillating in themselves. All of which adds to the sense The Space Between is a provocative reading of American high school culture that stands shoulder to shoulder with Stephen King's Carrie. All of which adds to the sense of mounting horror and inevitability that leads to a conclusion that is in marked contrast to the reader's expectations.
This is an adolescent nightmare tale, a shadowplay of people cast as characters who are not sure as to who, what or why they are. The age group this work is targeted act reflects that time of life most poignantly in that it raises far more questions about life and existence than most grown adults can adequately and comfortably answer. Recommended alongwith the original short story - The Edge of Seventeen. Aug 12, Kim Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews rated it really liked it.
This is the story of Anna. She begins to dream about a Columbine type disaster at her High School. Before too long she realizes that others in her school are having the same dream. She also realizes she can influence the dreams. If she can influence the dreams can she stop the disaster from happening? This is billed as a YA story but I enjoyed it despite the fact that I am far older than that! I loved the idea of lucid dreaming and the paranormal spin on the whole thing. Anna was a strong heroine This is the story of Anna. Anna was a strong heroine, suddenly finding herself having to deal with far more than the usual teenage angst.
It can't be easy having the fate of so many people on your shoulders! Her supporting cast were believable and real. The story had a good pace to it, never flagging. The twist at the end blew me away. It wasd a clever way to end the story and I certainly never saw it coming! A great paranormal thriller for young adults and upwards. I urge you to give it a try. I received a complimentary of this book in order to review. Aug 10, Cecilia rather barefoot than bookless rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a very dark book. It is also really good and it keeps you on your toes from the first to last page.
This book is the first paranormal thriller that Ive read and I loved it. There is also love or maybe it is rather attraction we a re talking about here, between Anna and Tyler. My only wish, is for the story to be longer, I did not want it to end so quickly. I really like Annas character. She is such a lovely girl. An outcast yes This is a very dark book. An outcast yes but with a very strong mind. And she does continue to be more and more sure about herself through out the book.
She takes the step and stands up for herself and I love that. It was a really thrilling end so I am glad that the Author is planning on a squeal! If you want to read a thrilling story then this is the book for you, it really was great! Aug 15, Stacy rated it really liked it Shelves: I got this book free from BookRooster. This is the story of teenager Anna Sullivan, who begins have dreams of a something horrible happening at her school.
I enjoyed this book. The premise was quite interesting -- quantum physics, parallel universes -- and I thin I got this book free from BookRooster. The premise was quite interesting -- quantum physics, parallel universes -- and I think it was written at a level that those tricky ideas would be understandable to a teen audience. It was a bit repetitive, but that may have been the authors desire to make the principles clear. I'm not entirely certain I understood the ending, but that's ok. I don't need to have everything spelled out for me.
I like things being left open to interpretation. Aug 17, Georgeanna rated it really liked it. That's the first word that pops into my head about this book. The open ending didn't make me feel a heck of a lot better, either. I thought it was extremely well written and the author was able to make me see all the images vividly - like a movie in my head.
I could feel Anna's angst and longing. I cheered her strength and determination. Not sure what it says about me that the teens having unprotected sex bothered me more than the bullying and violence. I raced through this book, not bec Dark. I raced through this book, not because I didn't like it, but because I couldn't wait to see how it ended. I received this for free in exchange for a review.
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Needless to say, I'll be looking for a sequel--and will gladly pay full price for it. Jul 01, Suzie Quint rated it really liked it Shelves: I had this on my kindle for months but for some reason, I thought I'd already read it Mostly because this author's books don't tend to languish in my TBR pile. Lots of creepy stuff happening to sympathetic characters.
The ending left some questions open, but that works well with what's basically horror because it lets your mind play with things even after you've finished the book. Looking back on the story, the I had this on my kindle for months but for some reason, I thought I'd already read it Mostly because this author's books don't tend to languish in my TBR pile.
Looking back on the story, there's a clue placed in plane sight early in the book, but I didn't fit it into place until the end. I love when a book is crafted like that. It makes me what to re-read it because I know the entire story will look differently now that I know that there's another way to see the event. Jun 14, C. Lakin rated it really liked it. I am a big fan of Alexandra's blog and so wanted to read her books. I loved this book up until the end. I was so surprised she left every thread hanging and all the build-up plot lines unfinished.
I know this was adapted from a short story, but I don't understand why nothing was explained or resolved at the end, and I very much felt like there were about three chapters missing so that the whole mystery of the visions the character had been having would be explained and played out in a big climax I am a big fan of Alexandra's blog and so wanted to read her books. I know this was adapted from a short story, but I don't understand why nothing was explained or resolved at the end, and I very much felt like there were about three chapters missing so that the whole mystery of the visions the character had been having would be explained and played out in a big climax, which didn't come.
Oct 11, Cassandra rated it really liked it. I enjoyed The Space Between, it had an interesting mix of math and scientific elements. The characters were perfect in the story they were all written so well that I was pissed off at the jocks and popular people for making fun of Anna and the characters Anna felt were maybe a little of the crazy side I felt the same way towards them. I liked how Alexandra explained how Anna got her gift.
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I am still interested in where the other probabilities are. Can Anna go to those other parallel universes li I enjoyed The Space Between, it had an interesting mix of math and scientific elements. Can Anna go to those other parallel universes like on Fringe? I hope Alexandra writes more stories in The Space Between world because I need to know more about the probabilities and parallels universes. Nov 01, Carole Lanham rated it really liked it Shelves: This was one of those books that really sucks you in from the first paragraph.
I couldn't imagine how it would end and I'm rather good at guessing unexpected endings. The story is a unique mix of the supernatural and a disturbing fear that grips us all, either as parents, students, or citizens of the modern world - school shootings. Throw in a little physics and what you have is something very original and highly compelling. A truly haunting read. Apr 03, Manal rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love the ending..
Other than the scientific part I think there is symbolism in Mandy.. Aug 06, Rhonda Lane rated it it was amazing. This is very smart, very dark suspense. Plus, you have quantum physics dressed up in a scary story. The thrills and chills aren't just of the unseen plane. Much drama and suspense still comes from the social "minefield" that is high school.
Adults can enjoy this book, too. Oct 17, Miss rated it liked it. This was a good read. It was a bit confusing at first with the whole dream thing 'cause it would seem like someone would know the dream, but you just really didn't know. Above all though once the confusion passed it was pretty good. Jul 08, Diana rated it liked it Shelves: It kept me reading to find out what would happen but it was a bit out there and too steeped in discussions on mathematical probability for my liking.
Also I didn't love the characters. Jun 13, Blaise rated it did not like it. And a better title would have been "Sample Space". Jul 07, Jim Crigler rated it really liked it Shelves: A little dark for my taste, but I liked it a lot.
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It begs for a sequel. Aug 12, Heather rated it liked it. Interesting idea for a story but way too many loose ends that were never explained and no real resolution at the end of the book. Mar 26, r. May 09, Sue Campbell rated it really liked it. Alexandra Sokoloff understands how thrillers are written, and she puts that knowledge to good use in this book. The story eerily evokes memories of Columbine High School.
Molly rated it did not like it Jun 10, Claudia rated it liked it Nov 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The New York Times Book Review has called me "a daughter of Mary Shelley" and my novels "some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.
Berkeley, where I majored in theater and minored in everything that Berkeley has a reputation for. After college I moved to Los Angeles, where I've made an interesting living doing novel adaptations and selling original thriller scripts to various Hollywood studios.
She has also written two non-fiction workbooks: Alex is a California native and a graduate of U. Berkeley, where she majored in theater and minored in everything Berkeley has a reputation for. In her spare time! Learn more at http: Kindle Editions June The Space Between a quantum thriller Author s: Please email webmaster fantasticfiction.