A Step Toward Falling
A NovelBook - 2015
When Emily sees her developmentally disabled classmate Belinda being attacked, 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. But can they do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt the most?
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 364 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Steps towards falling : a novel
From Library Staff
Told in Belinda and Emily's alternating points of view, this life-changing story is about the aftermath of a school rape, but much, much more, including prejudices around special needs, the desire to be loved and the need to love oneself.
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