Erin Watt – One Small Thing | ARC Review


Title: One Small Thing
Author: Erin Watt
Genre: YA,Contemporary

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… I have been waiting for this book with bated breath.
Sadly, This one was almost put into the Dnf category for me.. It wasn’t even the fact the characters annoyed me.. I just found the whole premise uncomfortable to read.

Now, I will admit something, a lot of people are complaining about how they didn’t enjoy the character Beth… trust me… I get what you mean. I understand the frustration of having to read a character that’s so annoying that you’d rather get a few brain freezes. The logical part of me understands all that: the stupidity, the reckless choices and the rebellious nature. I mean she’s 17 years old! But..come on! I am sure no one is that naive!

It’s hard to write this review because I did enjoy certain parts of the book like Chase. He is the no frills kind of guy. what you see is what you get type of character.

It is also hard to admit that this being an Erin Watt book, I wanted to love it to bits. But the truth of the matter is that I hated it yet I liked it. This book threw me into a loop.. from feeling a sense of empathy to rolling my eyes at characters that were meant to leave a footprint into my life… One Small thing is a conundrum for me.

I loved the idea of loving one small thing each day… This book was sadly not one of those things.


3 star


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