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Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry Book Review

Pushing the Limits
So wrong for each other...and yet so right.
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.
Publisher: Harlequin Teen    Source: ALA    Release Date: July 31, 2012

I was so happy to read Pushing The Limits, a title I was really excited about. It was an amazingly sweet book, that I loved!
The book alternates points-of-views between Echo and Noah. They are so different, but also have really similar personalities and things holding them back. Echo lives with her stepmom and dad. She still is unable to remember what happened the night that she got her scars. Throughout the story, she ends up trying to piece her past back together. Noah’s parents died in a fire a few years before and he has two little brothers that he wants to be able to spend more time with . Over time, he decides he wants to get full custody of them.
The characters were amazing! Echo and Noah were both such emotional, realistic characters. The struggles they went through could actually exist and they brought out the best in each other. You saw the contrast between them applying to how they dealt with the struggle they had to deal with. Also, the romance was amazing! I loved it and the characters were great together :)
The writing style was really funny. Initially, Echo and Noah don’t like each other and  their comebacks to each other, when fighting, were hilarious. Echo is a really sarcastic person and the author used great metaphors I had never even heard of. The only thing I didn’t like as much about this book was that I felt it was a little long for the content it contained in it. 
Overall, Pushing The Limits is a great read. I’ll definitely be buying a finished copy when it comes out and I would give it four out of five flowers.

I highly recommend this book! Besides a few problems I had with it, this book was really good.


  1. Great review :D I can't wait to get my hands on this book!!!

  2. I loved this book! I also reviewed this book on my blog! This is actually one of my best contemporary reads this year.

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  3. Ugh! I have this book waiting for me and I can't WAIT to read it!

  4. I can not wait to read this! The cover is so hot!

  5. Great review, it's on my TBR list! (=

  6. I got to read this as a Galley and I loved it too. I agree about the characters. They are so real and full of flaws that she spins such a great story! Great review. I am getting in print as well! Great minds think alike!

  7. This book sounds really really good. Another great review for it as well :) It is on my wishlist for definite.


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