Pushing The Limits.
Pushing The Limits,#1
Publisher : Harlequin Teen
Publication Date:July 31,2012
Genre:YA Contemporary Drama| Romance
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with the 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 & 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. And 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.
I been hearing about Pushing The Limits for quite a while now, and most of the reviews I seen were positive ones. From moment that I started reading it I could see why. It’s such captivating novel. It’s like a roller coaster ride, the book. While reading it, I went through so many emotions. Anger, happiness, sadness, fear, curiosity. I enjoyed that it had quite of suspense added to the story, it kept me engaged. It keeps the reader eager to see what will happen next. I know that I was eager to find what happened to Echo, and part of me hoped that she would remember and another part not. Sometimes it’s better if you don’t remember. From what I read, I knew that nothing good could come out of it. Both, the story, the characters were so realistic, I needed to know what would happen, how it would end for everyone.
Echo & Noah: They are the last two people I thought end up together. Echo and Noah are so opposite, that I didn’t see how it could work between them. I could tell that Noah was attracted to her from beginning. I noticed how it affected him. What I liked about their story is that they both were unhappy but for different reasons, and they didn’t fall in love, get into relationship right away. It made their relationship realistic. At first I had my doubts about Noah, especially when he wouldn’t tell her he loved her. But he was there for her, even after they broke up, he was in hospital with her till end. I knew then that he loved her. I bet she was first girl he loved. In a way, Echo changed him. Them finding in each other, saved both of them.
Writing book from both Echo & Noah’s point of view fit the story well. Reading from both of their point of view is way reader got to know both of the characters. It got me to understand why Noah was way he was, same for Echo. I got look of how they felt for each other. Both Echo and Noah families was important to them. I was curious to see if Echo give Ashley a chance, I know she was angry with her but she still didn’t treat her right. I noticed how Ashley tried to involve herself in her life, to help her. I liked her. I’m glad that Echo decided to give her a real chance.
Mrs. Collins: How can anyone not love her? I know that I did. She tried so hard, to help both Echo and Noah from beginning, even if they didn’t see it that way at first. I could see that Echo started to trust her, through halfway the book. I know that she cared about both of them, otherwise why would she go this far, to help them. I believe that she was one of reasons that Echo remembered what happened to her that night. I wish that more counsels could care about their students like this.
Pushing The Limits is a thrilling ride. A book that everyone should check out, a book that you won’t be able to get out of your mind.