3 July 2012

Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry


Pushing the Limits
Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits #1

Coming July 31st 2012

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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 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.

My Review

Pushing the Limits is a fantastic read. I picked it up and didn't want to put it down until I had reached the end. McGarry has done a wonderful job in this novel about love and pains of high school and life as a teenager.

The language in this novel is wonderfully used, keeping the story well paced and flowing nicely. With most novels that I read, I usually get annoyed with the over use of description - this, however, was not a problem with Pushing the Limits. McGarry artfully uses description in a subtle way that paints a picture in your mind, but also allows you to have a little creative licence in your imaginings.

I love the character development within the novel. It happens slowly throughout the course of book as each event and roadblock shapes the characters' thoughts and opinions. This allows the reader to grow along with the characters creating a bond to them that only increases your conviction to read the novel to see where the characters will end up.

I like the dynamic of flipping back and forth between Noah and Echo, the main characters. It really helped you to understand the characters better and their actions in the novel.

McGarry's Pushing the Limits is a novel for those with a taste for love and all the obstacles that come with it - no sugar coating.


4 out of 5

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