Going Too Far
All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn't make it back.
John made a choice to stay. To enforce the...more
I was expecting to like this novel, I figured it would be good, what I hadn’t expected was how much I was going to l...more
When I read the blurb for Going Too Far I knew I had to read it. Young girl keeps getting in trouble and the cop who's determined to show her the consequences of her actions ends up falling for her? Hell yeah, that sounds hot. And I'm not even the type of person who likes to read books that sound hot. But fuck it...more
I can't for the life of me come up with any good reason for why this book is 4 stars and not 5 stars. Normally five stars for me are rated for books that have a huge emotional impact or connection, or challenge me (or are just plain and simply awesome, or I read in my childhood and I'm totally nostalgic for). I didn't really have an emotional connection but this book did have an emotional impact on me, because I cried in one particular part near the climax. Still, if...more
That is called The Storyteller. It is a fountain that is in the heart of Five Points South in Birmingham.
This story tried to KILL IT!! Ugz!! ok... so, it wasn't the main focus but they talk about the fountain alot at the end of the book and keep referring to it as the DEVIL FOUNTAIN. Dear BOB! I wanted to scream. Only ignorants call it the Devil Fountain. Bahs. It's a statue of a ram man reading stories to his friends of nature. Not reading stori...more
Would you believe me if I say I'd put off this book for quite a long time because I thought that a cop guy as the hero in a book is not cool? Well, now that I've read it I realized I was Totally. Freaking. Wrong! Because the whole time, I was swooning and crushing and gushing over John After. He absolutely took a place on my top book boyfriends! And yeah, so much for putting this off because, seriously, from all the books I've read of Jennifer Echols this is the one I so enjoyed the mos...more
I’m going to say a few things before I start my review:
A long while a go I stopped reading. Not completely but, I was reading a book a week instead of a book a day, there were also books that were taking me three weeks to read!. I was blaming it all on school and thought that my blog and club where the ones consuming my time. I just realized that I was just missing the right book. I started the firsts chapters of this book and then I went to do other stuff and I simply couldn’t keep my mind off...more
Echols writing style is just perfect to me, it's humorous and detailed and random, everything I love. She created a very likable character in Meg, someone who intentionally creates a somewhat shocking appearance (blue hair) and attitude to protect herself but little by little we learn more about Meg and...more
Meg pushes limits.
Right before Spring Break, she and her friends are found trespassing on a dangerous railroad bridge, under the influence. They almost lose their lives.
As punishment, they must forgo their trip to Miami Beach and instead each spend a week riding with a trauma unit in an effort to teach them a lesson.
Meg must spend the week riding in a police car with the officer who brought her in. She's unnerved to find that not only is he a fe...more
But Meg... she's got her reasons. And John - he's got his, too. They're more alike than anyone knows. More alike than they could ever guess. Watching them slide together like two little puzzle-shaped magnets was so...more
Which is ruined by one night's stupid decision. Along with her pot-addl...more
So here is what I thought of this book.. Short and Sweet
This was a sweet romantic read. It had a mixture of romance. mystery, teen angst, and some suspense. I enjoyed all the characters. The chemistry between Meg and John was so sweet. I love the the banter between them and how he was the shy one and she the one who said and did any and everything. There was one particular part int the book I loved that was so Meg.
"I leaned forward until my boobs sat on the table like a set of oversize salt and...more
Re-read #1: Love, love, love (swoon). I cried, I didn't skim a word, still love Meg and John.
Re-read #2 (4/1/11): Not two days at the beach and back to Meg and John, love...more
And she didn't disappoint. I wasn't sure upon reading the first chapter, I was wary of Meg. I wasn't sure that I could relate...more
I've cooled off since then, so I can probably give a review without dissolving into a puddle of gooey rage and expletives.
First off, let me address the rating; 4.02 average, as of the time I'm writing this review. I'll be honest, it's what reeled me in. And caught me l...more
I’ve been wanting to read this for a while. I didn’t even really know what it was about. I just didn’t enjoy my first Jennifer Echols book and I really wanted to try again. This one worked out much better for me. It definitely helped that it was set in Birmingham, Alabama (or near there). I always love to be able to picture places well.
I probably knew people like Meg and Eric in high school. They’re always into trouble and have no regard for t...more
Going too Far was so much fun to read for me. The setting is in a rural community in Shelby County, Alabama, which also happens to be practically home for me. But it is still an amazing book or those who dont live in Alabama...it is just nifty to me is all. :) The main problem and highlighted issue in this book is the danger of railroads...Horrible accidents do happen on them, and often times, they are completely unnecessary not to mention gory. (they also r located in the...more
Meg dibesarkan di sebuah kota kecil di Alabama. Dia bisa dikategorikan sebagai cewek berandalan sejati, dan Meg tidak mau diatur. Bahkan orang tuanya sudah menyerah dengannya.
John memutuskan tetap tinggal dan menjadi polisi. Suatu kejadian di masa lalu membuatnya terobsesi dan memilih tetap terkurung di Birmingham--sesuatu yang tidak akan dilakukan M...more
I really enjoyed Echols writing - It was enjoyable and more complex than I thought it'd be. The characters were really well developed and had great, vivid personalities - Echols really made all of them come to life. The characters were definitely individual, but no...more
Going Too Far immediately piqued my interest and had everything I typically look for in a good read: likable characters (they could be on the "good" side or the "bad", but they have to be relatable), an interesting plot, great writing, and humor (which is super important for me!). I was already a fan of Jennifer Echol's, I adored her The Boys Next Door series, but this was just... wow. Definitely...more
On June 7th (graduation night), Meg is getting out of the small Alabama town she was born and raised in with plans to never, ever come back. She only has a couple of months before graduation in which she plans to get into as much trouble as possible without getting caught. That is until she gets caught by Mr. By The Book Of...more
Going too far is such a sweet book. On the surface it’s a love story but that’s not all it is.
Meg is a 17 year old girl with blue hair and an attitude that has put her in trouble many times. John is a cop. Because of an incident at the unsafe town bridge, Meg and her friends are arrested and she has to spend a week patrolling with John as a substitute to being put in jail.
The week they spend together is an eye-opener for both John and Meg. As they struggle to cope with th...more
BEST PLOT EVER.
BEST CHARACTERS EVER.
READ THIS BOOK NOW!
this book makes me tingle when I think about it. I read it in record time, FOUR HOURS with only ONE bathroom break. I just cannot put it down.
It had solid drama and issues people & teenagers deal with but it was also FULL of laugh out loud moments, like literally I laughed so hard at some parts I started crying and my stomach ached. Words cannot describe how good of a read this is, really Echols outdone herself by writing...more
Then I started reading, and quickly figured out that the cop was only 19, and grew to really like the MC Meg, and hello, MAJOR chemistry between Meg and cop LI, and before you know it--BAM! I'd finished the book.
If you love romances then you will probably like this book. Despite touching on some deeper subjects, at heart this book is fluffy, and requires some suspension of disbelief in...more