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A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.

Heaven Beach, South Carolina,...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Gallery Books
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Melannie :)
I'll read anything by her!
Her books are awesome.
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March 13th
This was so awesome I can't even comprehend how Jenn does it.
AMAZING. <3
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Review on release day (7/10/2012):

Amazing is not a strong enough word to describe this book, but all things considered I would say it’s the most fitting. Jenn Echols has delivered another great book that will sure make it to lots of people favorites list. Such a Rush is everything you hope a book can be: appealing cha...more
♥Rachel♥
Jun 18, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: ~Tina~
Shelves: 2012, arc, favorites

Seventeen year-old Leah has always lived by airports growing up. Living next to one in a trailer park is the cheapest rent and thanks to Leah's loser mom, that's all they can afford. Leah actually doesn't mind being close, she loves planes and longs to fly. Determined to make the best of a situation and not follow in her mother's footsteps, Leah gets a job with Hall Aviation at the airport next door. Mr. Hall takes her under his wing and is like the father she never had. Despite her close relati...more
Mitch
Jul 22, 2012 Mitch rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mitch by: Katy
Shelves: no-just-no
I went on a roller coaster with this one, there are parts of Such a Rush that I really really liked, and other stuff that just didn't work for me. So while the premise is good and Echols pulls quite a few emotional punches and twists, there's just something wrong with several of these characters that left me with a sour taste in my mouth after I finished.

I really had to think about Leah before I decided she's an ok character - not good, just ok. She has a huge chip on her shoulder from being tra...more
~Tina~
There are two kinds of books Jennifer Echols writes. Fluffy and Edgy. Now I've always been a big fan of the way this women can write, but I think my favorite from her would be the angst and edge. She has such a flare for taking heart achingly real characters and giving them that spunk, that confidence and that overwhelming drive to stand out.

First off, I absolutely love that this book is about airplanes. I remember when I was a kid and the rush I get when ever I went to an air-show. There is not...more
Keertana
I think this is where Jennifer Echols and I go our separate ways. In all honesty, I was totally prepared to do that after reading Forget You, my first novel of hers, but after Going Too Far proved to be slightly better, I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, Such a Rush was so riddled with problems that I was left with a bitter taste in my mouth by the end of it.

My problems with Such a Rush started from the beginning of the novel itself - it was slow. Very slow. While I enjoyed se...more
Katy
I'm sorry, but this book really pissed me off - like the whole way through - and this review is being written after I have slept it off. The characters were just huge bitches and assholes - to the point where they're just downright nasty, which was a HUGE put-off when it came to enjoying this book.

I'm a HUGE Jennifer Echols fan because of her talented writing style and her knack for writing great dialogues. But I think I preferred it when she wrote romantic comedies, even if they're totally clic...more
Kat Kennedy
Regardless of whatever else I say in this book – Such a Rush is a good book. Well-written, funny, smart, heart-touching. I devoured this book in a matter of hours. I ignored family on Christmas day to read it – which is okay, because they’re used to that.

But this doesn’t mean it was a perfect read. Leah was a brilliant but, other than Mr Hall’s brief appearance, she was the singularly likable character in this book. Smart, focused, complex, interesting – everything you want out of a main charact...more
Kristi (The Story Siren)
Leah has always lived by an airport. Usually in a run down trailer park with the cheapest rent possible because of the noise from the planes. And thanks to Leah’s mom, that’s all they can afford. Leah takes the proximity to the airport as an opportunity. She takes a job at there and saves her money, makes a deal with Mr. Hall for flying lessons and hopes that she can fly away from her life.

And throw a bunch of other stuff in there too! Like two boys, a best friend and a crazy summer. Whew.

Jennif...more
Oceana Fern
2.5

I am sorely disappointed.

Contemporary and realistic-fiction novels have never really been my thing, but some of my favorite books (STOLEN: A LETTER TO MY CAPTOR and THE FAULT IN OUR STARS) are contemporary, so I decided to branch out from my usual paranormal reads. I had high hopes for SUCH A RUSH, despite the mixed reactions from my friends.

2013 has been the year for total disappointments, hasn't it?

SUCH A RUSH has an incredibly original plot for a contemporary novel - I mean, when was the l...more
Tammara
Leah is a girl dropped by Fate into a location most people would loathe - a trailer park next door to a tiny municipal airport. The constant noise of the small planes taking off and landing drives most of the residents half-crazy, but not Leah. She hears the sound of a plane engine and searches the sky for the plane, longing to fly.

Leah's had a crap life - illegitimate child of an irresponsible mother who skips man-to-man and never holds down a job. Determined to make a different sort of life fo...more
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: I swear if Echols wrote a book about something as annoying as spam, I'd still pick it up and read it! I adore her writing style, her insight, her romantic and intriguing characters.

We are introduced to Leah who loves airplanes. She has spent her whole life living near airports. She has moved around a lot with her mom from trailer park to trailer park, which always happens to be near an airport of some kind.

Leah is the kind of girl you have to like. She may come off as tough but real...more
Jasprit
I’ve had a topsy turvy relationship with Echol’s books, I’ve enjoyed them as they’re light, fun reads which I can curl up with over the summer break but I still have to find one that stood out from the rest, I was hoping Such a Rush would be that book.

Leah has always grown up around airports, every time her mother decides to make a rush move they always end up next to another one. Leah always gets a rush seeing a plane take off, so when they move to Heaven, a 14 year old Leah decides to apply f...more
Sarah
Jul 11, 2012 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Folks looking for mature YA.
Recommended to Sarah by: Mands
Shelves: 2012, autobuy, ya
4.5 stars
{This review was originally published on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves.}
The TV said you should ignore bullies and they would stop harassing you. In practice this worked about half the time. The other half, you ended up with two tall boys shadowing you through a trailer park, their fingers taking little nips at your clothes, like dogs.

At first glance, Jennifer Echols’ new YA novel, Such a Rush, has all the tell-tale signs of a typical YA romance: two attractive boys, absent parents and high-s...more
Eunice

Jennifer Echols is the author that can still make me want to read more of her books even though most of it didn't really made me fall in love with them. From all the four books I've read of her Going Too Far was the only one that had successfully astounded me. But after reading Such a Rush, I'm glad to say that a new book from her has found its way directly into my heart! Such a Rush is a complex story yet a poignant and heartwarming one that deals with issues about family and I just loved how J...more
Mands
Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols is set in a little town called Heaven Beach. It opens with the prologue, Leah Jones is fourteen years old, she's been dragged from town to town by her mother, always leaving before they get kicked out of their trailer. She decides she needs to get a job so that she can support herself, especially as her mum often runs off for a month or two, with whoever she's dating at the time. Their trailer park is right next to a small airport and Leah approaches them to see if...more
Brooke
I’ll save you’re the wondrously horrible cliché of saying that this book was, “Such a Rush” because it was much more than that. It was irresistible and inspiring and incredible. Such a Rush is a story about following your dreams and making them come true by any means possible and I loved every single page.

Our main character, Leah, doesn’t have the best home life. She lives in a noisy trailer park with her mom, who’s rarely ever around, and a boy that’s no good for her. Leah dreams of escaping,...more
Kristy
I have to admit that I only wanted to read this because I fell in cover-lust. Then, when I saw it was about airplanes I sort of backed away and didn't think I would be in love. But, Mrs. Echols intruiged me from the very beginning.

And, I have to add this book was perect for reading over this Memorial Day weekend, while lounging in the pool and looking at these huge, fluffy, white clouds..........

There was just something so real about these characters.
Leah: Struggled with being poor, with growin...more
Alexa
Before I had read this book, my expectations were a bit high. Going Too Far was the only Echols novel I had read, and it happened to be one of my favorite books! Thankfully this book was good too. The story felt believable to me. I loved that it was set in South Carolina. (That's where I live!) I really liked Leah and Grayson, although Grayson did frustrate me at times. Whenever they were around each other I could feel the tension between them and could tell they had some sizzling chemistry. I d...more
Karen
Jennifer Echols seems to have the ability to write books that I just can't put down. Such a Rush is no exception.

The characters had great depth and Jennifer explored their flaws to perfection. There are times when I loved and hated their choices but it was always engaging. It takes great talent to tread that line between writing flawed characters and still making them relatable and likeable. I just love how she achieved this. The ending was very satisfying so I can give this one 5 stars without...more
Nick

Read more of my reviews at Nick's Book Blog

Jennifer Echols is like the Queen Of YA contemporary romances because she is that awesome. If you have never read anything by this brilliant author then I suggest you stop reading this and go fix that ...
Lately though, I haven't been satisfied with her works. Love Story was a huge disaster for me, so when I went into Such A Rush with much trepidation. After reading it ,however, I can confidently say out loud : Jennifer Echols is back !

Such A Rush introd...more
Zemira Warner
3.5 stars

It’s been a year or so since the last time I read a Jennifer Echols novel. Let’s just say that experience was not pleasant. Her last book-Love Story was just wrong. Like it was written by someone else. This one makes up for that mistake.

Every book Jennifer E. wrote was about some kind of profession. Going Too Far(my favorite) was about police officers, Forget You was about swimmers, Love Story about upcoming authors and finally this one was about pilots. The author really did her work...more
Ta§chima Cullen
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I don't read many contemporary books because for the most part if a book doesn't have fangs, claws, or invisible people on them I mostly get bored, but this one kept me hooked. I feel like this book was interesting, complex, and real. The relationship between the characters, that's what the whole book is about and it nails it.

The places in where the books nailed it:

The characters- True they don't have a healthy diet of blood, but real as they are these...more
Andie Z
SO GOOD. One of my favorites from her, for sure. <3 <3 <3

Originally posted on my blog, From A to Z.

It’s no secret that I ADORE Jennifer Echols. And whenever I’m asked which book is my favorite, I say The Boys Next Door pretty much automatically, because it is. But overall, between her romantic comedies and her romantic dramas, my heart melts a little more for her dramas. SO. What does this have to do with Such a Rush, you wonder?

To me, Such a Rush felt like the perfect combination of Th...more
Jennifer
Leah has lived in trailer parks by the airport all her life. While her mother hates the sound of them, she decides to embrace them. She gets a job at the small local airport and saves for flying lessons. Hall Aviation is one of the businesses located at the airport and after Mr. Hall gives Leah her first lesson she is hooked. Mr. Hall becomes like a father to Leah and she continues lessons and watches his three sons from afar, sort of wishing she could be a part of their family. She watches and...more
Julianna Helms
2.5 stars

Actual, full review: Original is here. (Note: due to copy-and-paste, formatting and links have been lost.)

A promising beginning crumbled by a hypocritical yet beautiful ending, Such a Rush is a convoluted novel that's both intense and grilling.

I had hoped to love this book--my friends loved it, and it looked simply amazing. But while the setting shimmered with richness and the characters flared with authenticity, this book ultimately did not claim me a fan. I am probably more disappoint...more
Amy
I’m not sure where to begin this review.
I could begin with the librarian’s innocent gush over the book when she checked me out. She just lovvveeddd the cover, and didn’t think the hair was neat?
I could begin with my thoughts as I ended it. That book is going to haunt me for a long time.
Or I could move into the rush of irritation that followed that thought. Then my sorrow. Then my antsy desire to get to a computer and throw together a review so I could get the whole thing out of my head.
Why t...more
Annabel ♥
You can find this review and others on my blog: http://inlovewithbookishthings.blogsp...

Such A Rush was definitely not what I was expecting, but I ended up really liking this book.

This book was different from what I usually read (in a good way!). I really liked Jennifer's writing style and the way she told the story through Leah. Leah's a really complicated character and I'm not sure if I like her or not but let me just tell you, this story-line is amazing.

The first two pages were boring and...more
Natalie (Natflix&Books)
Such a Rush starts with our young protaganist, Leah, at the age of 14. She works at the airport near the South Carolina trailer park where she lives and is obsessed with airplanes. Knowing that she wants to be a pilot, she saves up the money for a flying lesson with Mr. Hall, the nice older gentleman who owns a banner-flying business along with giving lessons, and scattering ashes in the Atlantic. Mr. Hall takes her under his wing and teaches her to fly, only charging for some of the lessons, an...more
Riya
Originally posted at The Teen Book Guru

**This review is based on an Advance Readers Copy (thank you so, so much, Jen!!)**

This book totally blew my mind!! Jennifer Echols ROCKS! Not only does Such a Rush live up to all of her other amazing books, but it kind of surpasses them. It captivated me from the very beginning to end. Her characters were beautifully written and all came to life in the darkest, most twisted way possible. It was such a thriller!!! Filled with gallons of hot romance, a killer...more
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