A Step Toward Falling

A Step Toward Falling Review

Cammie McGovern follows up her breakout young adult debut, Say What You Will, with this powerful and unforgettable novel about learning from your mistakes, and learning to forgive. Told in alternating points of view, A Step Toward Falling is a poignant, hopeful, and altogether stunning work that will appeal to fans of Jennifer Nevin, Robyn Schneider, and Jandy Nelson.

Emily has always been the kind of girl who tries to do the right thing - until one night when she does the worst thing possible. She sees Belinda, a classmate with developmental disabilities, being attacked. Inexplicably, she does nothing at all.

Belinda, however, manages to save herself. When their high school finds out what happened, Emily and Lucas, a football player who was also there that night, are required to perform community service at a center for disabled people. Soon, Lucas and Emily begin to 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. But can they do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt the most?

Title:A Step Toward Falling
Edition Language:English

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  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    Here's my video review! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM3D0......

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/The snowpocalypse doomsdayers are predicting an ice storm to roll into town some time tomorrow, which is making me pretty much feel like th...

  • Sarah

    2.5 stars(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)For me, this book is missing a word from its title. It should be ‘...

  • Anna Reads

    THIS BOOK IS SO LOVELY.Not only was it a pleasure to see these characters learn more about themselves and how to more kindly interact with those around them, I too felt like I learned a lot. It challe...

  • alexandra ling

    this book was so important and realistic and adorable and great. although there were definitely times where i got kinda annoyed at the MC and thought the writing could've improved a bit. other than th...

  • Jen Ryland

    Books like this are why I don't give stars. I'd want to award this book bonus stars for being so incredibly well-meaning, but if I'm completely honest, at times the story dragged and at other times I ...

  • Taylor Knight

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this book when I started it but I ended up really loving it.To be completely honest, it was slow most of the time. But I didn't find it to be boring at all. I really ...

  • Jasmine (Jasmine Pearl Reads)

    Book: A Step Toward FallingAuthor: Cammie McGovernFinished Reading: September 30, 2015 (Wednesday)I would like to thank Harper Collins International for sending me an ARC of this book. This doesn't af...

  • Miranda Lynn

    DNF after 32 pagesNOPE, I can't do it. I gave this book a decent try, but I just couldn't stand it. Belinda's sections were excruciating to read, as much as I wish that wasn't true.And I am SO against...

  • Gisbelle

    My thanks to HarperTeen --------------------------------------------------------------Point of View: Dual (Emily &Belinda)Writing: First Person | Present TenseSetting: N/AGenre: Young Adult | Realist...