Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Step Toward Falling



Sometimes one mistake can change everything.
Emily doesn't know why she froze. Or why Lucas did too. They could have helped Belinda, but they didn't.

Sometimes people can surprise you.
Emily thought she knew Lucas. And she thought she understood Belinda. But maybe she judged them both too quickly.

Sometimes good can come from bad.
Emily and Lucas's punishment is community service with people with disabilities: people like Belinda. Soon they feel like maybe they're starting to make a difference. But can they do anything to help the one person they hurt the most? - excerpt from book

A Step Towards Falling by Cammie McGovern is a standalone contemporary book. This book has a very interesting perspective, a character with a disability. I quite enjoyed that perspective because it's eye opener for me as I would not have been able to understand a person with that kind of disability. The other character's perspective is also interesting as her thoughts are crucial in making the story progress whereas the one with the disability provides more feelings for the book.

I liked that the characters all had growth in the story and it was a good direction for them. It was really heart warming to read about the changes that those characters go through. Their actions in the story was reasonable where it really highlights the message of this book. I can't say that the plot is interesting, it was okay. The twist and turns were also okay nothing that surprised me. It was a book that had an okay pace with nothing dramatic or heartbreaking happening.

Overall this was a contemporary book that has a good message. I felt that this message was really important as the community are sometimes unaware of the difficulties of people with disabilities. I like the effort of the author because she wrote a good story to incorporate the message. I do recommend this book to contemporary lovers as it's good to gain new perspectives and learn compassion. As for reread I don't think I would pick it up again in the future. A quote from the book which I love:
"love isn't about looking perfect to the other person. It's about being able to show your imperfections." -Page 333, line 9

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