Author: Katie McGuire
Series: Pushing the Limit#1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Summary: 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.
This is a duel POV of Noah and Echo. Can I just say that there relationship was really cute. After they got through the why they can’t be together. They understood each other and be that voice of reason when needed.
Echo herself I liked her for most of the book. Echo has been through a trauma that she can’t even remember. in the beginning I did have a problem with her speaking her mind then taking it back. She did get a backbone and told her father and stepmom what needed to be said a long time ago. And am glad she did.
Noah himself I loved his while feeling really bad for to. He had to go through a lot with fighting the system for his brothers. He doesn’t trust grown ups and doesn’t do relationships. So the typical bad boy.
Grown ups in these book is a up and down experience. Some are really controlled (like Echos dad) some are not even around (like Noah’s foster parents). They came around some what but it’s hard to break old habits. However a grown up I really loved was Miss Collins the school counselor. She’s there for both Noah and Echo while helping them through some serious and tough decisions.
Okay the romance took a bit but I actual really liked it. Yes it was frustrating but their both stubborn in there own way and fighting for something. Echo and Noah are good in the listening department and can relate more than most.
I disliked the way (in the beginning)how they used normal. It pissed me off how her “friends” pushed her toward it when in reality she’s not. Then Echo works hard on trying for this when she has more important things to worry about.
friends wise I loved Lila as the story went on. Because at first I thought she was one of those backstabbing people. In truth that honor goes to Grace. Lila is the one true friend to Exho and I love how she is there when Echo needed that. Also Noah had his share of good friends. Those he count as family when he really doesn’t trust anyone.
So I had up and downs with this book. My biggest thing was the fact that this was set it high school . All the drama and who’s dating whom is a pain in the ass. I still highly enjoyed this book and can’t wait to continue the story.