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Young Adult Fiction Contemporary

One Small Thing

by (author) Erin Watt

Inkyard Press
Initial publish date
May 2019
Contemporary, Emotions & Feelings, Parents, Bullying
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jun 2018
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12


Don’t miss this sensational story from the #1 New York Times bestselling author duo of The Royals and When It’s Real!
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 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.

About the author

ERIN WATT is the pseudonym for New York Times bestselling authors Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick. The first two novels in Erin Watt's self-published contemporary YA novels in the Royals trilogy--Paper Princess and Broken Prince--each debuted at #1 on the New York Times Young Adult ebook list, and book 3, Twisted Palace, debuted on the New York Times YA series list. Combined, the series has spent more than 26 weeks on t

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Editorial Reviews

"Watt skillfully dissects an extremely complicated and highly improbable situation to reveal the layers of emotions experienced by Beth and other characters."-Publishers Weekly

"I haven't met an Erin Watt story that I don't love, and One Small Thing is their best yet... I truly love this book. I think it should be required reading for everyone in the early years of high school." -Hypable

"Erin Watt always delivers a high-octane story with plenty of twists. One Small Thing is a journey of love and forgiveness and exploring the boundaries of life. You grow with these characters as they learn how beautiful and difficult life can be." -USA Today "Happily Ever After" Blog

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