Friday, June 15, 2012

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

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Summary: "I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

"An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!"-Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

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.

What I gave it: 4.5/5 Stars

My thoughts:

Katie McGarry book Pushing the Limits was both heat breaking and a hopeful story for all people both teenage, and well beyond the age of a teenager. McGarry book explored the world of death, betrayal, hope, sacrifice, and forgiveness, and I think that those qualities is what makes her book so bittersweet. The main characters of the story, Echo and Noah, both have suffered a great deal in recent events before the actually story. Echo, with her brother dying two years before in Afghanistan fighting in the war, and her mother’s attempt on her life, but Noah with his parents dying in a fire, and his two younger brothers being thrown into foster care system. During this whole book, both the characters fight emotional battles, and well has physical and mentally. This story was beautifully written with lots of romance. The only reason I didn't give this book a full five stars was because I think McGarry developed Noah and Echo's relationship a little fast, but overall it had a good concept. This book had me thing a lot about forgiveness, and I found myself tearing up a bit in the end after the story played out. I recommend this book to people who personally enjoyed authors like Simone Elkles, Nicholas Sparks, and Sarah Dessen.

This book is via NetGalley, and I really appreciate them letting me read this book!!

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