Published by HarperCollins on October 13th 2015
Genres: Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries, Health & Daily Living, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Special Needs, Young Adult
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?
Why I am Waiting?
McGovern destroyed my feelings in her debut novel “Say What You Will.” I am looking forward to another McGovern book. I thought “Say What You Will” was fantastic. I can’t wait to find out what emotional whirlwind I will get to go through this time around. A story about learning to forgive will definitely put you through the ringer.