Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing the LimitsPushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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 smokinghot, 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.

Juls Review
When you are in high school, things should be somewhat easy. The hardest thing should be your next test or who is gonna take you to homecoming. But for Echo and Noah that’s chump change for the horrible life they lead. One had her own mother trying to kill her yet she doesn’t have the memory of it and the other lost his whole family. His parents to a fire and his brothers to another family. They both just want their life back.

For these two kids life will never be the same. Echo finds her answers and is more distraught than ever before. Knowing certain things have been prevented yet they weren’t has left a bad taste in her mouth about both her parents. Now she has scars to remind her of that horrible day.

Noah wants to do right by his surviving family. His brothers are all he’s got left and his plan is to get custody of them when he is of legal age. But can he give them the life that their foster parents can? What is the right thing for him to do? Will his plans backfire?

Echo and Noah meet while passing from their counseling appointments and before long they find comfort in each other. When Noah reveals his plans for his brothers and their future together she again feels like second place. Echo makes the ultimate sacrifice and lets Noah go. She knows it no contest when it comes to who is first in line in Noah’s life.

Their battle to stay together and find happiness is hard for them both. They are trying to make adult decisions at such a young age. But they do and are able to move on from all the tragedy with their futures in mind.

I loved this story. Echo and Noah have to grow up fast but the journey they travel, rocky most times, makes them stronger and they fight for what they want.

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