Analysis Of The Book ' A Step Toward Falling ' Essay

1940 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
Falling into Reality Emily knew the right thing to do was to help Belinda, but she froze. Doing the right thing is not always the easiest thing to do. In A Step Towards Falling by Cammie McGovern, McGovern uses the perspective and character development of Emily and Belinda to teach readers that it is okay to be different from everyone else and that each situation does not have a right or wrong answer. McGovern uses two different character perspectives to demonstrate to the reader that not every situation has a right answer; not everything is always black or white; there is room for grey. Emily and Belinda both narrate the book, thus providing both their perspectives. The plot of the book is based off of a series of events that take place at a football game. Belinda has a learning disability, but decides to go in order to support the boy she used to love, Ron Moody. At the game Belinda is harassed by Ron and his teammates, and is sexually assaulted by Mitchell Breski. McGovern uses the different perspectives provided by the two main characters to piece together a compelling narrative. Through Belinda’s perspective the night of the football game was a scary night that gave her a harsh reality check. Belinda was scared, and did not see anyone trying to help her, so she helps herself by screaming really loud, until someone hears her. The reader learns that Belinda did not know that someone saw her. Sometimes in life not everyone is going to help, and the only person one can…

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