Pushing the Limits

Author: Katie McGarry
Pages: 384
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Hardcover
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary (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.

My Summary: Echo used to have the perfect life: she was popular, making straight-A's, and had everything going for her. But one month before the end of sophomore year, Echo disappears.

When she returns, Echo's a completely different person. No longer the outgoing, chatty popular girl she used to be, Echo covers up her scars with long sleeves and gloves and spends all her time alone in the library. Abandoned by most of her friends, Echo's forced into tutoring by her guidance counselor. But Noah Hutchins isn't what he seems, and soon she finds herself breaking all the rules she set for herself since her accident. 

My Thoughts: After seeing 100 000 reviews about this novel floating around, I figured it would probably be a good idea to pick it up and figure out what all the hype was about. And I am so glad I did. I've always been a huge fan of contemporary lit, and this one was a little edgier than what's usually available in the YA section. I loved that the author didn't shy away from difficult situations, and that Noah and Echo complimented each other so well.

Final Thoughts
: I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a solid contemporary lit read.   


  1. I just bought a copy for my library. I hope it isn't TOO racy. Guess I'd best read it first.

  2. I loved this one too! So glad you did! :D Great review!


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