It started out promising with Beatriz walking down a little-used hallway in her uncle's apartment and ending up in a different place. Shortly after, she meets Death. Interesting, right? Well, Death was the most interesting part of the story and, sadly, he doesn't play a huge part.
There are some interesting characters and happenings, but they don't really make any sense. And by the time they do make sense, it just feels kind of lame. Of course, there's also the other "world" itself. It was basically Normal Land with some random things thrown in to make it feel a little different.
The Nutshell: Honestly, I didn't really care for The Forest in the Hallway. I was hoping for a magical story about a girl traveling to a magical forest/world on a search for her parents. What I got was a sometimes stupid/sometimes heroic girl traveling through a world similar to our own only with a witch, some people with dragonfly wings, and life-force vampires.