Friday, July 13, 2012

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Title: Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
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Release Date: July 24th, 2012
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Pages: 384
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: ARC; Netgalley
Age Group: Young Adult

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

This book was an emotional rollercoaster from page one. I had no idea what to really expect when it came to this book, but I absolutely loved this book.

The author takes two teens who are both facing some of the toughest moments of their life (because being a teen is not hard enough apparently) and both have to begin healing. And the way the author brought two character's from completely different backgrounds together; it was just epicness in the making.

Pushing The Limits was beautifully written, almost poetry. There was a lot of kissing, which made me a little happy, and the way things fell into place I would never have imagined them happening the way they did. I found myself at the edge of my seat wanting to know each of these characters as much as possible.

Beautiful, haunting, and coming out truthfully with the tough choices that teens face today in a complicated world. For the most part I wished that neither Echo nor Noah would go through the tough time they were having. I especially found Echo's step-mother to be irritating but it seemed that both got a break in their life through a guidance counselor at school, someone I always found to know all the answers. Personal experience anyways.

This book I highly recommend to anyone that loves true life teen problems and someone who can connect to the loss of a love one and the healing that has to go with it.

McGarry writes a memorable book that will not be forgotten, even after turning the last page.

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