Daily Archives: February 28, 2019

Book Review: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Title: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

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.


Once again Erin Watt comes out with a book that is not all warm and fuzzy. A book that is a bit outside the box. I really enjoy when authors write about things that are a bit more realistic. I loved that the main character Beth is the only one in the whole story that constantly tries to stand up for Chase. She always tries to do the right thing and tries to get Chase to see that what happened was an accident. She was a bit annoying in the beginning of the book with all the ways that she was rebelling against her parents. I feel all the ways she was rebelling were a it cliche. I felt really bad for Chase as I was reading this book because he was always really hard on himself. Even though this really bad thing happened and he did his time he continued to think that he didn’t deserve to be happy. Even when Beth told him that she wasn’t mad at him and that she knew that what had happened was an accident. I loved that this story really showed that forgiveness is not always easy but it can happen and be healing. I give this book a five out of five stars.