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Review Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

Pushing The Limits
Author: Katie McGarry
Publication: Harlequin Teen / July 31st, 2013
Source: Netgalley for an honest review
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About Pushing The Limits from goodreads:
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.

     Pushing The Limits offered me a reading experience full of ups and downs. Although I find the story a little clich├ęd and predictable, I can say I truly liked reading this. Noah and Echo are the main characters.   They play supporting roles for each other.  At first, the story is about Echo, and Noah  is just part of her story.  At some point in the book it became Noah's story.
     The characters are well developed.  It is tangible the attention the author put into creating Noah.  He is the more complete and the one who shows more change.   Echo becomes interesting as the book progresses. 
The book formula can be predictable: the good girl is the tutor for the bad guy.  What makes the story engaging is the sudden injection of  surprise their individual circumstances offer.  Noah's story is more complicated.  He wants to be an adult to take care of his family and to achieve this, he has to change a great deal. He is a character you sometimes hate and sometimes you can help but love.  By the other hand, Echo suffered  a traumatic experience. Each day offers Echo an opportunity to remember the events, which helps readers to understand this character.
    Overall, it is a good story. I consider the ending to be a fulfilling one.  It is promising and optimistic for Echo and Noah.  I recommend this book for NA and YA readers.


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