Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
This middle grade ghost story is just what you need for a cool fall evening. Ollie, an eleven year old is fascinated with a ghost story about a young girl named Beth and “the smiling man”- a specter who grants wishes. Ollie begins to wonder if the smiling man might real, as she finds some graves she had been reading about while on a school trip. Then when her bus breaks down at dusk, she knows something is a miss. Will Ollie and her classmates make it back and will they heed the bus driver’s directions to “Avoid large places. Keep to small”?