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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Title: One Small Thing
Author: Erin Watt
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
Pages: 304 pages
Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Stars: 5 stars

Summary: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author duo of The Royals and When It’s Real comes a sensational new novel about a girl falling for the one boy she should never have met…

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 like 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.


I really enjoyed this book. It was such a quick read for me I actually finished it in less than 24 hours. In a sense I can understand Beth’s feeling of being trapped as a teen. It has been a while since I’ve read a YA but I really enjoyed this one. She made some mistakes she couldn’t understand some signals correctly, she acted out. But that’s all very understandable being young and feeling trapped and not feeling in control of your own life. When you feel like you can’t breath without being told to it can make you do some silly things. This book really has you gripping your seat at some points just wondering what’s going to happen next. I never read a book by Erin Watt before but I am very excited to read more by her. In a place and time where she feels trapped she found solace in the least expected place. She found what she wanted to do with her life when she didn’t know what she would be doing after college, some people know that their whole lives, some people know it for a few years. But she figured it out and she fought to make sure it happened. The best part of this is the happy ending. To Iowa!

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