One Small Thing by Erin Watt

This review won’t be an easy one to write. One Small Thing was emotional, raw, and it evoked quite a few volatile outbursts from me.

One Small Thing – Erin Watt

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One Small Thing – Erin Watt

BOOK REVIEW:

One Small Thing

by Erin Watt

(Standalone)

Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 26th 2018

 

One Small Thing – Erin Watt

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One Small Thing – Erin Watt

CORINA’S REVIEW

This review won’t be an easy one to write. One Small Thing was emotional, raw, and it evoked quite a few volatile outbursts from me. I was entirely engrossed in this YA novel that awoke feelings in me that I haven’t experienced in a long time. lI felt like my teenage self again, misunderstood, belittled, helpless, and frustrated. I have never felt this kind of emotions while reading a book. It was like I stepped into a time machine. Back to my teenage years, except I had it so much better than Beth.

As an adult, looking back on my teenage years, I must say I was lucky. The loss that Beth’s parents went through is something I never ever can fathom, but the overprotectiveness that came afterwards would have definitely suffocated me. Beth was torn between the life that she had before her sisters died, and the restrictions she had to endure under the watchful eyes of her parents ever since. Just reading what Beth had to tolerate made me want to rebel myself, scream and rant about the unfairness of it all.

I had no trouble connecting with Beth.

If I had to go through similar restrictions I would have pulled my hair and acted out every which way. Her struggle felt real, and it tugged on my heart strings. I wanted to go and hug her, give her parents a piece of my mind and smack a few of her classmates over the head in the process.  Every day was a new battle for Beth. And her willingness to try new ways was endearing as well as admirable.

Her struggle increased tenfold when Beth forged a friendship with Chase that went against all general consensus. It became a major source of conflict and discontent between herself and everyone else in her life.

This novel made me howl with outrage. I wanted to strangle a certain character. Honestly there weren’t that many likable characters in this book to start with. Chase was my favorite by far. His stoic and quiet demeanor fit the circumstances, and knowing he found his one small thing in Beth, made me incredibly happy. Beth surprised me with quite a few times with a sudden show of maturity, that was truly delightful. And I could suddenly see her as a grown woman and I definitely liked what I saw!

One Small Thing was an emotional and heart-wrenching story that put me through the wringer. And I mean it!!!

From beginning to end I was “OMG how can she endure this”, and “OMG those idiots” and at last “YES, a HEA”.  I honestly couldn’t put it down. It was an intense and stirring read, that I’ll remember for a long time. So with that said, what I loved the best about One Small Thing was the ending. It was UNIQUE, fitting to the storyline and perfectly executed.

So, if you love teenage drama and angst this is the book for you.

 


One Small Thing – Erin Watt

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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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Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.


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13 thoughts on “One Small Thing by Erin Watt

  1. I love this review! I was curious about this one because I love the cover and seeing how it affected you tells me this was a beautifully written story. I can’t wait to dive in!

    1. The cover is a really nice one, and you are right, it evoked quite a bit of feelings in me 😀 But it’s Erin Watt, so the writing was excellent. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

    1. Thank you!!! I know what you mean, some weeks have an overabundance of releases. It’s hard to keep up. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

    1. oooh, you haven’t read a book by Erin Watt yet? No Royals??????? Yikes you are a Erin Watt virgin – that’s almost unheard of. lol – if you love drama and more drama go with Paper Princess, that series is ADDICTING 😀

      1. A definite virgin lol. I’ll pick it up as soon as possible because drama upon drama sounds like something right up my alley😂

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