Pushing the Limits
by Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: Pushing the Limits (#1)
Available as of July 31, 2012
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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.
No amount of words can express how in love I am with Noah and Echo's Story. Katie McGarry wrote a beautiful novel of two people from different ends of the spectrum. I was hooked after the first sentence. Amazing! Absolutely amazing!!
Echo is on a mission to remember how she received the scars that cover her arms. She's on a mission to understand so she can deal with the reminder that haunts her. Noah wants his brothers back. Full time, no supervised visits, just him and them. Sometimes you need to find another person, someone you barely know, to help you though some of the most difficult things in life.
There was so much hype and build up for Pushing the Limits and I hoped that reading it wouldn't shatter all the wonderful things I'd read about it. Thankfully, the hype was well deserved. It was masterfully written, real, and made me wish the characters were real people. Echo and Noah both hand huge issues they had to work through, and without the support they had in each other, they may not have been able to do it.
Pushing the Limits is going to be the first book I recommend to people from now on. I experienced emotions while reading. I cried, got excited, wanted to scream at stupidity, and I loved. I loved the characters. They were perfect even with all their flaws. No words can describe how big of an impact they had on me.
Overall, I would love to give Pushing the Limits more than 5 stars, but it would break my scale. If you haven't had a chance to pick it up, you need to do it as soon as possible. It is worth every penny!
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