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Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
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Mar 31, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: reviewed, netgalley-read
Read from January 05 to 06, 2013

I was told going into this one (my many people) to have the Kleenex handy. I did, and I needed them. I wonder if anyone has thought to tell authors it is hard to read their books with tears in your eyes.

I loved this story so much. It was not your usual high school drama boy meets girl love story – it was so much more. The characters are hard not to fall in love with. Echo's life was seemingly perfect once. Now all she wants is to be "normal." It was heartbreaking watching her go through her days trying not to be noticed, trying to hide herself, and doing things she did not want to do just so she could maybe feel normal again, if only for a little while. I really enjoyed Echo's transformation throughout the story. You can actually see her grow emotionally with each turn of the page.

Noah is a girl-using stoner boy and jacket-loaning savior. But, there is so much more to Noah than what you see on the outside. He has the tough bad-boy image going on, but inside he is so full of love and strength. He is not afraid to fight for what he believes in. I thought Echo's and Noah's relationship was done well. The author took them on a journey of ups and downs, joy, fear, pain, and self-discovery before she finally brought them together. Because of the things they had to go through, it made the end result that much sweeter. Katie McGarry is definitely a new favorite author of mine. I cannot wait for Beth's story to find out more about her and see where her life goes.
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Quotes Sheri Liked

Katie McGarry
“Luke used to give me butterflies. Noah spawned mutant pterodactyls.”
Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

Katie McGarry
“Because growing up means making tough choices, and doing the right thing doesn’t necessarily mean doing the thing that feels good.”
Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

Katie McGarry
“Sometimes life happens.”
Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits
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★Ruth★ This is a great read Sherri :)


Sheri I've heard a lot of good things about it. I have it sitting on my Kindle waiting for me!


★Ruth★ You are in for a treat :)


Ty oh, grab some tissues...


Sheri Lol, thanks for the warning :)


★Ruth★ So glad you liked this!


Michael Great review! I liked your overview of the characters. I thought Noah, too, was just trying to get some normal back in his life. His family had also been an anchor in his life.


Jennifer Great review, I just read this and loved it as well :)


Sheri Thanks Jennifer!


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