Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)

"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."

Pushing the Limits was… okay.  I don’t mean it in a condescending manner, if I was 14-18 years old I would love the story of Echo and Noah, but as a 24 year old, who has had a mature relationship and has not had to deal with the craziness these two characters had to deal with personally, I feel like this book tried to much and wasn’t enough.  Both characters have a tough go at life and have not personally dealt with anything emotionally or mentally, this book did not completely give way to their journey; however, they are 17 years old and the adults in their life kind of suck… until the last 80 pages or so.  It was a good effort and there were a lot of things I liked.  I did not fall in love with Noah and I didn’t think Echo was particularly a strong character but I love them both and understand the choices they have made… they are also 17-18 so I’m sure they have time to grow up… in make believe world of course.  There were moments when I thought their individual stories would tear me up, but I think the author superficially covered Bi-polar and accidental arson.  It’s okay though, because the writing wasn’t terrible and the characters were snarky… and I like snarky!
***NOTE: Copy of this book is provided by publisher via NetGalley. Thank you.
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