A page-turning and award-winning YA psychological thriller.
We don't pick and choose what to be afraid of. It's like our fears pick us.
Tash Carmody has been traumatised since childhood, when she witnessed her gruesome imaginary friend Sparrow lure young Mallory Fisher away from a carnival. At the time nobody believed Tash, and she has since come to accept that Sparrow wasn't real. Now fifteen and mute, Mallory's never spoken about the week she went missing.
As disturbing memories resurface, Tash starts to see Sparrow again. And she realises Mallory is the key to unlocking the truth about a dark secret connecting them. Does Sparrow exist after all? Or is Tash more dangerous to others than she thinks?
For teens aged 13+
Awards for Small Spaces:
- Winner: YA Fiction Award, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
- Winner: Davitt Award for Best Young Adult Crime Novel
- Honour Book: Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards
- Shortlisted: New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards
- Shortlisted: Queensland Literary Awards
- Shortlisted: Australian Book Industry Awards
- Shortlisted: Aurealis Awards
- Shortlisted: Readings Young Adult Book Prize
- Shortlisted: Davitt Awards Best Debut Crime Book
- Longlisted: Indie Book Awards