What's it about?
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.
Both start off this book with their own problems that lead through an emotional journey through the book, I honestly couldn't put it down until I found out how everything turned out, Katie McGarry did such a spledid job with the emotional scenes that I just felt everything they were going through and by the end I felt like I'd travelled the road with them.
As we come to understand what has gone on in the past we really get an insight into these characters about their fears and weaknesses and also their strengths and how they find strength in each other, I couldn't think of two fictional characters more suited to each other. I really loved watching their relationship develop, as they struggled to understand their feelings for each other and how they were there for each other and became better people by the end, not that they were bad people in the first place but a great love can change a person.
The writing was spot on throughout and this is a brilliant debut, I really can't think of more to say as I have no bad words about the book, but I will leave you with the advice to read it as soon as you get a chance and I cannot wait for the next story to come from this author.
My thoughts on the cover
I think there are a lot of mixed feelings for this cover but personally I like it and prefer it to the US cover, I like the stark colours and the gritty title, it fits the book great.
Sorry, no favourite quotes as I read an uncorrected copy that cannot be quoted from.
How I became a bookaholic
By Katie McGarry
When I was a teenager, I read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I still remember staying up all night to finish. When I finally put the book down, I stared heavy lidded at the clock that read 2:35 am. All I wanted to do was pick the book back up and read it again. I got the characters—I understood them. I related to how hopeless they felt, how huge the world seemed, and how no matter what they did their actions never seemed to help the situation they were in.
After reading that book, I became overwhelmed with the urge to write stories of my own. Since high school, I have had periods when I write and periods when I don’t, but the stories have never stopped spinning in my head. A couple of years ago, I found myself in the position where I finally had time to write so I did. Pushing the Limits was one of the first stories I told when I emerged from my writing shell and I’m so excited that I get to share Echo and Noah with the world.
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