A Step Towards Falling

This book left me wanting a sequel. It ends with a bit of a cliff hanger and I asked myself so many questions about the characters and what became of them. To begin with, I wasn’t very into this book. The blurb was quite misleading, and I felt like I’d wasted my money on a book I wouldn’t enjoy. However, I hate not finishing books, so I carried on with it, and when I got halfway through, I was hooked. I recommend this book to you all, I fell in love with it.

This book is from the perspective of two people: Emily and Belinda. Emily, Lucas and Belinda all go to the same school, It all starts with a school football match in which most of the school goes to watch. Belinda has a disability, but she’s in love, she doesn’t realise she isn’t loved until she embarrasses herself in front of the entire football team.

“Emily doesn’t know why she froze. Or why Lucas did too. They could have helped Belinda, but they didn’t. Emily thought she knew Lucas. And she thought she understood Belinda. But maybe she judged them both too quickly. 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?”

Belinda was never allowed to do after school activities because there wasn’t any staff to look after her. Emily remembers something from her past about Belinda and talks to Lucas in order to do something for Belinda to make her feel better. Overall, I really enjoyed this book through the second half of it, it was a very good read and I couldn’t put it down, I just wanted to know what was going to happen next. However, since I found the beginning fairly boring and couldn’t get into it, I would rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

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