Saturday, 9 February 2013

Review of Pushing the Limits

Title: Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry


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.

My Review:

I got this book on review from netgalley. I really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down! Literally!

Each chapter is either told from Noah or Echo's perspective. Echo was once the really popular girl, who had a jocky boyfriend and was generally the 'it' girl of the school. Then her mum does something to her that leaves her with scars all up her arm. But Echo can't remember what happened that night. She just wants everything back to normal.

Noah however, has a rep as the bad boy, he cares about no-one or anything except for his brothers. But he could be the one to help Echo and maybe she can help him too.

The theme running throughout this book is love and I really enjoyed watching the relationship between Echo and Noah grow.  They both have issues, arguments, secrets, moments of love and a huge amount of trust in each other. I really do hope they last.

There is some pretty tough subjects handled throughout the book, so it’s definitely for older readers. It coves aspects of mental health, child abuse, fostering, adoption, step families, loss of loved ones, drugs, alcohol, smoking and relationships. The book is really well written and everything that happens, happens for a reason.

I loved Echo as a character, her vulnerability but also her strength and courage. I really did hope that she would find all her answers.

Noah is a heart-throb who may plays the tough guy but really is very sweet.  I loved the way he wanted to help Echo.

There are many other characters in this book and Katie McGarry has introduced the characters really well without spending pages and pages describing everyone. The storyline never slows, you never get bored and I thought that the writing was skilfully written.

There’s also another book coming out soon told from Beth’s point of view (a character who I’m interested to see what her life is like and her story).

This book deals with many issues, has a great story line and was thoroughly enjoyable. READ IT NOW! 

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