Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry

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Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry
August 2012


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. 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."

Wow. Just absolutely wow. Katie McGarry, I just want to hug you so much right now.

This is no ordinary boy meets girl story. There are tears, scars, horrible memories and therapy involved. There is the longing for normalcy, when your not even sure what normal is anymore. The exchanging of secrets and fears. The changing into someone new. Pushing the Limits is a deep and unforgettable story. I had heard this story was amazing, from so many other people. Still I was wary, but that all got blown out the window along with all the expectations I had.

Echo seems like such a typical teenager. Apart from her name of course. She was popular and dating a jock - the epitome of normal. But her life changes in the course of one night, the one she can't remember. She has the scars to prove something bad happened, that it was different from all her other nights. Now it's her final year of high school and she is tired of being labelled the freak - she desperately wants her normal back.

Noah is the bad boy of the story. He's gorgeous but dangerous. He doesn't date, but goes through girls like there is no tomorrow. He has been moved from one foster home to the next, and rarely sees his two younger brothers. But Noah is not completely as he seems and when Echo stumbles into his life, he doesn't realise just how much it will affect him.

Together, with these two shockingly real characters, makes for a heart-stopping relationship, despite everything that is happening around them!
This story kept me in anticipation the whole time - Will Noah succeed in gaining custody of his brothers? What exactly happened to Echo that night she got her scars? Why the heck is she still trying with her ex even though the chemistry between her and Noah is undeniable? So many questions! As you delve deeper, you learn that there is so much more under the surface, and you won't ever want to stop reading.

This has definitely got to be one of my favourite reads of 2012.

5 bookstacks

Pre-order yourself a copy now!

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. I've heard nothing but good things for this one! It's very good to know that you enjoyed it as well!

    I'm a bit wary of bad boys like Noah, but it's nice to know he's multilayered. I will definitely check it out. :D

  2. Great review! I really enjoyed this book, and it's definitely one of my favorites of 2012 as well!
    World of Books

  3. Aaaahhh!!! This book has been sitting on my shelf since BEA!! I have heard nothing but amazing things and I can't wait to get started!!

    Love your review :)

    Kristin @ Growingupya.blogspot.com


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