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PUSHING THE LIMITS BY KATIE MCGARRY: BOOK REVIEW

Summary: “I won’t tell anyone, Echo. I promise.” Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. “You didn’t do that-did you? It was done to you?” No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

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.

Review: Pushing the Limits was one of the most moving novels I’ve ever read. With every turn of the page, it took my breath away.

Pushing the Limits is the story of Echo and Noah. Both characters have had to go through some pretty rough stuff in their lives. They never expected that finding each other would both rock their worlds and steady them at the same time. Do they fix everything for each other? No. Is everything perfect? No. But they find a constant in one another. Even when things aren’t prefect between them and it feels like they are supposed to be apart they are each others steady ground. Echo and Noah’s beauty is in their love, the love for the people they hold closest to them and the pure and honest love they have for each other.

More importantly, Pushing the Limits is a story about discovering yourself. Doing so can be messy and complicated, but if you’re lucky enough to grow and push through the hard times, you’ll come out on the other side of your life stronger and better.

In the end, Echo and Noah didn’t magically have everything figured out. They both still had things to work on and things to accomplish. Their journey in Pushing the Limits was so pure and true. The circumstances may be different, but figuring out who we are, what we are and all the while, hoping to find strength in someone and in yourself like Echo and Noah did is a journey we all go through.

Katie McGarry has written such an honest and hauntingly beautiful novel. Pushing the Limits has become a part of me and it will become a part of you too!

 

Want more from Katie McGarry? Of course you do!

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