Title: Pushing the Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Release Date: August 1st 2012
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.
But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common.
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.
So, if you guys haven't noticed, I love young adult romance novels. I like the character development that occurs in these stories and I love the way the relationship between the two protagonists transforms from
when they first meet, to where the novel ends. Anyways, my friend told me to read Pushing the Limits and since she usually recommends me great books I gave this one a try. Thank goodness I did!
From the moment I started the book I was instantly drawn into Echo's story. She is plagued with these terrible scars and haunted by a night she does't remember. Noah's story was also tragic and mysterious. With his dark hair and dark eyes, he is the normal bad boy, but unlike most, this bad boy wasn't always so bad. I guess being social outcasts drew the two together, but it was love and hope of a new and normal life that kept them together. That might sound really cheesy, but this book was cleverly written and had a deep plot (unlike some romance books)
Noah's two best friends, Beth and Isaiah, were both interesting yet loyal to Noah unlike Echo's so called friends whom I wanted to punch in the face several times during the novel. Mrs. Collins, the psychiatrist, was really the only main adult in the novel, but with her utter determination to help Noah and Echo made me love her at the end. Now I'm babbling so just go to the bookstore or whatever and buy this wonderful book.
P.S the second comes out in May and is called Dare to You