Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Pushing the limits- Katie McGarry

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: July 31, 2012
392 pages
Goodreads page

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 muchimpossible.

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.

We start off meeting Echo who went through a life changing event which kind of messed her up, the only thing is she cant remember what it was that happened. Then we meet Noah who also has his own issues that he is trying to sort through. They are both seeing the same councillor and they meet and the story kind of takes off from there..

This book kind of had highs and lows for me. There were times where i was really into it and then times where it was kind of just your regular teens with issues falling in love story.
I liked  the characters and the way we kind of go through Echos story with her learning as she learns what happened to her.
I also liked that it wasn't your typical insta-love story. I also liked the whole 'looking for normal' thing (those who have read it will get it), because in life i think a lot of people crave 'normal' but normal is what you make it. Its a good message to get out there.
I cant exactly pin point what the lows where for me but there were just times when i was easily distracted from the book. When i read i like to be fully absorbed and give it my full attention but there were times where i struggled.

Oh and i have to say that i really don't like this cover. Its just doesn't work for me.

Overall this is a good read and i recommend it for any lover of YA contemporaries that deal with issues.

Four stars

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