Arc review – One Small thing by Erin Watt

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June 24, 2018 by ceresbooksworld


One Small Thing by Erin Watt


Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Publication date: June 26th, 2018

Source: eArc from the author

Rating: Evil Love




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.


This book made me vibrate to an unimaginable point, I don’t know why Beth’s suffering touches me so much but the fact that everyone gives her advice, tells her who to date, what to do and with whom, horrifies me to the highest point.

Beth’s parents are much too strict, I can understand that since they have already lost a daughter but unfortunately they are losing the second one by dint of bullying her. She can’t do anything, she even sent letters to universities but her mother went to the mailbox to get them so they wouldn’t leave. I find it rather ignoble to deprive her daughter of a private life, as they do when she is a responsible student.

Chase made a mistake, certainly fatal, but he paid his debt. I have a hard time understanding how people can be so vile with him. I understand if Beth is because after all she’s the victim, but the others just imagine things.

I enjoyed the relationship between Beth and Chase, everything starts at one party and after everything changes, unfortunately Beth falls in love with Chase despite everything, she will undergo all sorts of remarks from everyone and although I can understand that this shocks, I also totally understand the Beth point of view.

I was touched by this story, by the way it is treated and by the characters who are endearing. This book deals with forgiveness, hate, second chance, violence and also friendship and family relationships.

Like all Erin Watt’s books this one will not leave you indifferent and I hope you will like it as much as I do.

Quick Word: A book to read absolutely.


Ce livre m’a fait vibrer à un point inimaginable, je ne sais pas pourquoi la souffrance de Beth me touche autant mais le fait que tout le monde lui donne des conseils, lui dise qui fréquenter, que faire et avec qui, m’horripile au plus haut point.

Les parents de Beth sont beaucoup trop stricts, je peux le comprendre vu qu’ils ont déjà perdus une fille mais malheureusement ils sont en passe de perdre la deuxième à force de la brimer. Elle ne peut rien faire, elle a même envoyé des lettres dans les universités mais sa mère est allée dans la boite aux lettres les chercher pour qu’elles ne partent pas. Je trouve ça assez ignoble de priver sa fille d’une vie privé, comme ils le font alors que c’est une étudiante responsable.

Chase quant à lui, à fait une erreur, certes fatale mais il a payé sa dette. J’ai du mal à saisir comment les gens peuvent être aussi ignobles avec lui. Je comprendrais que Beth le soit parce qu’après tout la victime c’est elle, mais les autres s’imaginent juste des choses.

J’ai apprécié la relation entre Beth et Chase, tout commence à une soirée et après tout change, malheureusement beth tombe amoureuse de Chase malgré tout, elle va subir toutes sortes de remarques de la part de tout le monde et même si je peux comprendre que cela choque, je comprends aussi totalement le point de vue Beth.

J’ai été touchée par cette histoire, par la manière dont elle est traitée et par les personnages qui sont attachants. Ce livre traite du pardon, de la haine, de la deuxième chance, des violences et aussi de l’amitié et des relations familiales.

Comme tous les livres d’Erin Watt celui-ci ne vous laissera pas indifférents et j’espère que vous l’aimerez autant que moi.

En Bref : Un livre à lire absolument.




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