First Line Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Hoarding Books. Where everyone can participate and share the first line(s) of the book their reading or from a book next to them!
This Friday’s featured book is a new release. A young adult contemporary where a story about loss, becomes one about life, choices, and new beginnings.
“Hey there, pupster.”
“I’m seventeen and Lizzie is a name I wish would go far, far away. Unfortunately, no one seems to remember.”
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About the Book
One Small Thing by Erin Watt
Published by Harlequin Teen on June 26, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook, eBook, Hardcover, Paperback
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I voluntarily reviewed an advance review copy of this book I received for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my 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.
One Small Thing by Erin Watt is a young adult story that deals with the aftermath of a family loss. Beth feels restricted and confined by her parents. The loss of her sister Rachel has made her overbearing parents even worse and the loss has also deeply effected her as well. Sneaking out to a party one night she meets Chase, who is everything she needs and everything she hates.
As we learn more about Beth and Chase a simple rebellious relationship gets more complicated. Chase’s history and how it involves Rachel’s death gives One Small Thing a different track than expected. A story about loss, becomes one about life, choices, and new beginnings.
I recommend One Small Thing by Erin Watt as a thought provoking and developed story but do want to mention a trigger warning for those who may want to avoid books that have a theme of a lost loved one.