Review: One Small Thing by Erin Watt


One Small Thing by Erin Watt will be on sale tomorrow, June 26th!!

Read my thoughts on this beyond-amazing book!



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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You guys! I’m so excited about this book. I really didn’t expect to love it as much as I did, at all. I started reading it last night and I kid you not, I couldn’t put it down. I was completely sucked into the story. At one point I told myself to put it down and get some sleep and I’d finish it in the morning… I couldn’t sleep because of how badly I wanted to keep reading, it was insane. 

I got such a weird feeling with this book because I absolutely love it while hating a lot of characters and getting really mad and annoyed. I hated Beth’s parents for being so crazy overprotective and unforgiving, I hated Beth’s friends for being, besides unforgiving, so obnoxiously mean and I hated Jeff for being a total dick. I mostly hated the fact that everyone was like “your sister’s dead, did you forget that?” and I just wanted to scream because HER FREAKING SISTER DIED HOW COULD SHE FORGET IT? Basically I want mad at everyone for being dicks to Beth. 

Beth and Chase’s love story is incredibly heartwarming, I loved that at one point it was “we need to take some time to work on ourselves before we can fully be together” it was so refreshing to read that. I love it when characters put their own and someone else’s mental wellbeing before anything else, I think that’s how they show they really care. I really like it. 

One Small Thing is just amazing, I have no words to describe how much I actually loved it. It was such a unique experience that left me feeling warm. Forgiveness is important in life, we can go on holding grudges or hurting ourselves because we haven’t forgiven and when it comes to mourning I think most of us forget that forgiving does not mean forgetting. 


Massive thanks to Harlequin Teen for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!


5 / 5 flowers


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