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
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 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
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
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'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
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
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
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
Which is ruined by one night's stupid decision. Along with her pot-addl...more
I wondered what it would be like to see the dark blue sky above us not as heavy drapes of cloth, the top of a circus tent, but as an infinite expanse. As everybody else saw it.In Going Too Far, Jennifer Echols has crafted a compelling story about the connection between two characters who are, in some ways, the very antithesis of each other.
Meg won’t be tied down, literally. Resistant to plans, authority, confined spaces – she combats restrictions and small-town claustrophobia with pl...more
However, unlike John Green, Jennifer Echols doesn't succeed in capturing the feel of a small southern town. This problem was also evident in Beautiful Creatures, a slow paced book with an effeminate male narrator. If setting is a large part o...more
I loved the point of view of the book, which was from Meg’s perspective. She’s snarky, dangerous, smart, and endearingly flawed. Her mental dialog is witty and kept me engaged throughout the entire book. In addition, the dialog between Meg and John (Off...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
Going Too Far was my first MTV book, so I wasn't sure what to expect besides some scandalous stuff going o...more
I didn't like Meg for the most part. At first, I kind of Liked her. I looked past her Annoying Behavior and laughed. out. loud. once or twice during the book. But halfway through I just could not take it anymore. She was just way too self centered and annoying for me. And seriously, I did not like her allegedly Emotional Scene. It wasn't believable to me (the actual thing, not her reaction (well that was believable but that annoyed me, too)). I did thi...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
Meg is such an awesome character. I liked her instantly and throughout the book she grew so much as person as did John. They were both complex character and were well written. Together they had great chemistry.
I agree wi...more
I couldn’t identify with Meg at all and found her rather annoying. Both Meg and John were not authentic to me.
The book wasn’t all bad, at times it was even enjoyable. I was looking for something light to kill some time and this purpose was served. I guess I just need to acc...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
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