A Step Toward Falling is the latest teen book I finished as part of the young adult book committee I serve on. I listened to it on audiobook due to time constraints (I was down to the wire on the last three books I finished!) and would've probably preferred it in book form. Regardless it was such a good story, a good depiction of friendship and not judging people until you get to know them.
My rating: 4 stars
Summary from Goodreads:
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?