BOOK REVIEW – A STEP TOWARD FALLING BY CAMMIE MCGOVERN

24605853BOOK: A STEP TOWARD FALLING

AUTHOR: CAMMIE MCGOVERN

FORMAT / PUBLISHER: ARC / HARPER TEEN


synopsis

Sometimes one mistake can change everything.

Emily doesn’t know why she froze. Or why Lucas did too. Afterward, she thought of different ways to rationalize it. But the truth is, they could have helped Belinda, and they didn’t. It’s a mistake they’ll both have to live with.

Sometimes doing nothing is the only way to cope.
Belinda doesn’t want to talk about what happened. Because when she does, it feels like it’s happening all over again.

Sometimes good can come from bad.

Emily and Lucas’s punishment is community service at a center for people with disabilities. People like Belinda. Soon they feel like maybe they’re starting to make a real difference. Like they would be able to do the right thing if they could do that night all over again. Like they could help not only those at the center but also each other.

But when Belinda returns to school, Emily and Lucas have to figure out if they can do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt most.


book review

*i would like to thank HARPER COLLINS INTERNATIONAL for sending me AN ARC OF THIS book. this doesn’t affect nor influence my review.*

A Step Toward Falling

Let me just tell you that this line made me weep deep inside. How true is this? How genuine is this line? This line sounds cliché to some people but the thought is on point. It is ALWAYS on point!

I’ll give you enough reasons on why you should read and buy this book when it comes out.

These were some of most heart-touching lines from this book:

“You deserve love as much as anyone else.”

“Sometimes what I do when I’m excited like this is close my eyes and imagine I’m the different parts of it.”

“You have good instincts and you’re a nicer person than I ever expected you’d be.”

I don’t want to blurb anything else aside from these. You deserve to read those other lines when you’re actually holding the book.

The character development. We all have flaws, right? It doesn’t mean that these flaws will last forever. There has to be a change. People change as time passes by. Some people change for the better. Emily was the kind of girl who tries to do the right thing. Belinda has developmental disabilities. Their worlds have MET. Emily did something which was against her will. As for Belinda, she managed to save herself. The characters simply showed that everyone must care for someone else. Everyone deserves to be loved. Everyone deserves to be special.

The story line was very realistic. All of us are different in our own ways. Some are different physically while some are different mentally. It’s all up to us on how we should treat these people. The story simply explained the world we’re living in right now.

Words can’t exactly describe how GREAT this book was.

This book is an eye-opener TO EVERYONE. Cammie McGovern’s writing style always touches my heart. ALWAYS. She didn’t disappoint me when I’ve read Say What You Will last year. I was quite hesitant to read SAY WHAT YOU WILL because of the hype buzzing around it but I think the book deserved the hype. If you haven’t read Say What You Will, now is the right time to read that book. After that one, you should go buy your copy of A Step toward Falling.

THIS BOOK DESERVES 5+ SHIMMERING STARS!


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8 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW – A STEP TOWARD FALLING BY CAMMIE MCGOVERN

  1. I was kind of debating whether to read this but after reading your review, I know I have to! It’s a book I’ve been waiting for for ages but not really sure if I’ll like it. I’d give any book a try 😀

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