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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #140: A STEP TOWARD FALLING by Cammie McGovern (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is where we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released!!! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night!!!
And, quite possibly, to make our shelves look pretty too :) 

What I'm currently waiting for... 

by Cammie McGovern
Expected release date: October 6th, 2015
Published by Harper Teen
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary


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'm waiting for A STEP TOWARD FALLING... 

First... I have not read Cammie McGovern's debut, Say What You Will - but, I have heard nothing but high praises... and her writing is, again, being compared to Jennifer Nevin, Jandy Nelson and Robyn Schneider - all amazing contemporary writers. 

Second... the summary alone got me all teary eyed. 
It's so hard being a teen. I'd like to think that people would reach out and help others that are being attacked, mistreated, bullied... but, it's a scary world; and it's so hard to stick up for yourself, and sometimes even harder to help others. I'm really intrigued to see how these characters find themselves and help others that truly need it. 

Lastly... this cover is amazing! 

SO, what are you waiting for?!?!?


  1. I find it hard to read about those not able to stand up for others or themselves. Partly because I never was the girl who kept my mouth shut when I had an opinion, that can be a good thing and it can be a bad thing as well it depends how one uses that trait ;) Still I love the sound of this novel and I hope that it can help readers get an insight into what it might be like to live with a disability. Thanks for sharing, I am adding the book to my list on Goodreads.

    Feel free to stop by my blog and check out my pick for this weeks WoW.

  2. I'm really looking forward to this one too. I love the cover. Sadly, I've seen no reviews on it yet!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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