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Publisher Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author duo of The Royals and When It’s Real comes a sensational new novel about a girl falling for the one boy she should never have met…

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 like 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.

Young Adult
June 26
Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
Eighth Grade

Customer Reviews

Bobby Hannafey ,


I liked this book, didn’t love it, but liked it! It brought me to tears and some heart pounding moments. It was a little dark but had some great romance scenes! The story centers a girl named Beth who forgives and falls in love with a murderer (Charlie) who killed Beth’s sister, Rachel. I’m this review 4 stars out of 5 because of some disturbing parts in the story. The parents were a little harsh to Beth and the kids at the school were bullies to Beth for falling in love with Charlie. Overall, it’s a great read with romance, a twisty story of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

ZandaMarie ,

Angsty YA

I struggled with this story primarily because I had trouble connecting with some of the characters, especially Beth. Despite that though, I praise Erin Watt for writing this book. It’s certainly not an easy story to get through. It touches upon death and pain, the grieving process, and second chances. This book will invoke a range of high, intense emotions that can sometimes make you furious and at other times make you want to crumble with sadness.

Though predictable, ONE SMALL THING is quite an unforgettable teen drama full of angst.

chanpuppy ,

top 3 books ever!!!

wow. i just reread this book after almost a year and i have to say, i couldn’t put it down. this book is amazing. it allows you to really feel the way beth feels. the realistic parts of it and the parts that make you want that for yourself, all of it is just so attaching. i would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

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