Saturday, 27 October 2012

Review: Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

Title: Pushing the limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: HarlequinTEEN
Publication Date: July 24th 2012
Page Count: 416
Buy The Book: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
Rating: 4.5/5


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 smokinghot, 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.

Favourite Quotes

“I love you enough to never make you choose.” 

“Luke used to give me butterflies. Noah spawned mutant pterodactyls.” 

“I gazed into her beautiful green eyes and her fear melted. A shy smile tugged at her lips and at my heart. Fuck me and the rest of the world, I was in love.” 


Emotionally Attaching

My Thoughts

PUSHING THE LIMITS struck a few chords, it's relatable and tugged at all the right emotions. It brings together unique, quirky characters with a storyline that keeps you on edge.

Noah and Echo are both complicated characters with background and depth that allows the characters to tell and unravel their history with the reader. They both share strong feelings that are raw and painful. The author does an amazing job of communicating these emotions to the reader. Both characters are original in their own way and hold a strong voice and narrative of their own so you didn't have to worry about the alternating points of view because they're clearly made out.

PUSHING THE LIMITS explores problems and issues faced by teenagers and gives you a sense of hope in undertaking a challenge and coming out on top. The message is clear and really emotionally touched me because each issue holds a great importance in its own way.

I loved Noah and Echo's relationship, it had its ups and its downs, those really sweet moments together and moments where they had to face hardship together, each moment and event seemed to make each of them stronger as an individual but also the bond betweem them.

PUSHING THE LIMITS is definitely worth reading, it has its fair share of twists and turns with a distinct message to readers.

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