Monday, December 9, 2013

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry {Mini Review}

Pushing the Limits:
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.

Hmm…what can I say about this book by Katie McGarry that hasn’t already been said? It was amazing, it was incredible, and it was awesome and fascinating. It was heart-breaking and emotional and so marvelously well written that I became a part of the story. Katie used gritty and honest storytelling to bring Pushing the Limits to life, and her characters came right off the pages for me. Once I opened this book I couldn’t put it down and having experiences (none of which are to the degree that Echo experienced) with a bipolar parent made me connect to this story more than just emotionally. Katie shows that while some scars are visible on the outside, it is the ones we cannot see that truly damage us. For Echo, all she wants to do is remember the night that left disfiguring scars on her arms. And for Noah, all he wants is his family back even if that means sacrificing his future. But an incredible school counselor is not willing to let them lose themselves to their anger and sadness, and by putting them together as study partners she initiates an extraordinary bond that cannot be broken.

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