Tuesday, 26 June 2018

One Small Thing - Erin Watt - Review

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.

4 Stars

One Small Thing is a young adult romance, it's a story of forgiveness, loss, hope and second chances.  Strong themes of friendship, guilt and drama flow throughout this bittersweet title.

Beth and Chase are complex characters that develop over the course of this title. 

Their story is emotional, raw, intense and thought provoking, it's quite a unique take on a forbidden romance. 

It's quite different to the previous titles that I have read by this pair and as much as some characters were quite unlikable, I was quite captivated by this engaging read.