ARC Review: One Small Thing

35750273Title: One Small Thing

Author: Erin Watt

Publisher: Harlequin Teen 

Release Date: June 18th 2018

Pages: 384

Synopsis:

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

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*ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

After finishing this book I literally took a moment to cry out of happiness and adoration to this book.

5 stars

SPOILER FREE

It’s fate. We’re supposed to meet tonight.

P L O T

It’s crazy! Their situation is crazy! Up until the last few chapters I didn’t know if they were going to work out and get past the barriers to their relationship. It’s romantic, tragic, stressful sometimes, even thrilling. You just don’t know what’s gonna happen next or what’s going on with the other minor characters, like what’s their deal?

Fast paced and a quick read, no questions left unanswered and beautifully written. One Small Thing should really be in your TBR, hell, pick it up when it releases!

Everywhere I look, I see a closed door. A dark passage. Locked windows. If there’s a way out, I can’t visualize it.

C H A R A C T E R S

Elizabeth

She’s a crier; she cries when she’s angry, and she cries when she’s sad. High five Beth! It’s pretty annoying when you’re angry and trying to stand up for yourself or make a point but your tears start to fall from your eyes and person you’re facing won’t take you seriously anymore. I can even more relate from how she has no direction in her life; she doesn’t know what to do for college. Her journey was a tough one and it took quite some time and had a lot of bumps in the road. But who doesn’t? To be taken seriously by our parents, we must act seriously too.

Him.
That’s what I need.
A very bad boy to take me down a very bad path.

Chase

If you’re looking for a guy best friend, or a boyfriend, Chase is your man! He gives the best advice! Like damn! He’s good. He could be the big brother I never had but he could also be my bae. He’s been through jail, and back at school he’s getting bullied and does nothing about it because he believes he deserves it. He’s been punishing himself in many ways ever since. People cope with deaths and accidents in different ways and his was one common way. I’ve never been at fault in any serious way before but the way the author wrote about him has opened my eyes and mind to stop and think how others at fault are coping with their sins.

I love how strong these two characters are, waiting isn’t my strong suit. They have both been through a lot and somehow, they managed to walk out of the tunnel and into the light.

He looks like a fallen angel, glowing from the night’s light.

W R I T I N G

Erin Watt never fails to deliver amazing YA stories than not only depicts the lives of teenagers these days, both the good and the bad, but manages to deliver a message. Not all good people are good deep inside, bad people can redeem themselves, and others just need a little help and a little nudge to the right path.

If people glowed, I would be as bright as the moon on a cloudless night right now.

O V E R A L L

The message of this book is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I’m so glad I picked this up and thank you so much for the publisher for choosing me as one of the lucky people to be given the ARCs. I will definitely suggest this to all my friends and strangers I’ll meet in my journey in life. It’s a book that EVERYONE should read. Regardless if you’re a bookworm, or not, it’s a quick read, it’s light, won’t take much of your time, and it’ll be worth it in the end. Never lose hope guys! Life is a wonderful gift.

I focus on what I can control, and what I have to live for.
Because there’s always something to live for. Something to be thankful for. Something to look forward to.

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