Book Spotlight & Giveaway: A Step Toward Falling

Top Three Reasons This Looks Like a Great Fall Read:

1. I love stories in alternate point of views.
2. I think it is important to have people think about their actions.
3. Sometimes we need to read serious novels to reconsider our own views and actions.

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?

We have one copy of A Step Toward Falling to give away to our readers. This giveaway is open to residents of the US. You must be 16+ years of age to win. Those under 18 need parental permission to enter. 

The giveaway runs from November 4-11. Winner will be notified via email on November 12.


  1. I think that this will be a great book to read with my 13 year old dauther.


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