Review: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
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.
PUSHING THE LIMITS is one of those books that you’ll compare other books to, no matter the genre. It is pure perfection and full of characters that become so real that you will feel like you know them. McGarry has major talent, that’s for sure. By switching back and forth between Noah and Echo’s perspectives, the reader will come to respect and adore both of them, no matter their faults. I would read this book over and over again if I could, it is that phenomenal.
Echo is one of the most broken girls that I have ever seen. She’s blocked out what really happened when she got her scars and doesn’t know how to regain the memory, or if she even really wants to. On top of that, her father married her former babysitter, her brother is dead, and she feels betrayed by the world. If I was in her position, I don’t know how I would be motivated to get out of bed every day but somehow she does it. Echo has such immense inner strength and I loved watching her embrace herself and try to move forward.
Noah has just as many problems as Echo, though he deals with them much differently. He rebels against everyone and his only motivation for even trying at all is his brothers. Noah is one tortured soul and he meets his match in Echo. He is bad boy personified and I was just as weak as Echo was when it comes to him. I don’t see how anyone couldn’t fall for him. The best part about Noah? How much he loves his family and how he will do anything to protect those he loves.
The emotions that PUSHING THE LIMITS causes will have you picking up tissues, giggling into the pages, and blushing at Noah’s candid words. Do not hesitate to pick this one up!