Friday, July 20, 2012

Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Goodreads summary:
"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

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.

My review:
I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book, and it totally lived up to all of the hype. At first, I was not sure I wanted to read it. I am usually not into the bad boy thing, but I am so glad I went ahead and read it. This book was so good.

This book deals with a lot of really tough issues. Usually I have a hard time reading books like that, but I could not stop reading this one. It was written in the perfect way, and it completely drew me in. The only thing I did not like about this book was all the language. However, I think that language is normally for people who are going through what these kids had to deal with. The both had to make some really tough choices. This was such an emotional book!

I loved the romance between Noah and Echo. As much as they tried to fight it, it was still there. I really liked that we got to see the soft side of Noah when it came to Echo. It showed that he was not just a crazy bad boy, and I appreciated that. Everyone has a soft side.

This book broke my heart at times. At other times, it made my heart very happy. I don't know what else to say about this book except it was amazing and I totally recommend reading it.

5 stars

I received this book for free in return for an honest review.


  1. I'm dying to read this from all of the hype and now even more so thanks to your review. Love the bad boy thing:) Thanks!

  2. Absolutely EVERYONE seems to love this book. Cant wait to get my hands on a copy!

  3. I really want to get my hands on this book, it has amazing reviews from everyone! I feel like I'm missing out here..

  4. absolutely need this book now....great review

  5. Sounds like an amazing read, I've got to get my hands on it now.

  6. I've been hesitant to read this, because teen romance is not normally something I would gravitate towards, but it's getting harder and harder to ignore all of the praise this book is receiving. I agree with Shirley... I may have to cave just to see what the fuss is about :). Thanks for the review!
    Tracy A.J.

  7. Great review! I can't wait to read this mom would probably freak at the cover, though... xD