Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Book Review Cherry has been POPPED..

I was having a hard time deciding on the very first book that I wanted to review on here. I have a million to choose from and I didn't know which route I wanted to take so I decided on the old reliable method..Putting names in a hat and picking out a random one... I happened to pull a good one out so here it goes...

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.. Description from the book: "No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "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's 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."..

Here is my take on this book: HOLY Freaking TEAR JERKER Batman!!!! When I read this description I wasn't all that excited about it because I figured it was another predictable story about a bad boy teenager who hates the world and he meets a girl that changes his dirty ways blah blah blah, I've read it a million times.. But this surprisingly was totally different from what I expected and when it comes to books, I love to be proven wrong!! 

Echo is a girl who had something awful happen to her but she can't remember the details of what happened to her because she repressed it (total Psychology major student book boner) with the help of her counselor she is trying to regain her memory of what happened that night. The details that she reveals throughout the book are heart breaking and when she finally remembers what happens to her, you will feel a sense of sympathy and anguish because it is just too horrible to even imagine. She hides herself from the people around her, she hides her scars with long sleeves and gloves and doesn't let anyone close to her besides her best friend. 

Noah on the other hand is a total badass hot guy who is a foster child with a shitty past couple of years. He lost his parents, brothers, and sense of self in a short amount of time. He has only one concern and that is being reconnected to his little brothers, they are in foster care like he is but they had to be separated because the "system" felt like Noah was a danger to everyone around him- *Eye Roll*.. Ok well he did punch someone out but the dude deserved it... 

It just so happens that the counselor that is working with Echo is also working with Noah to help him have more time with his brothers. Echo and Noah's story begins when Echo is tasked to tutor Noah and when Noah blows her off he accidentally sees her scars on her arms and is horrified at what he sees. Echo freaks out and thinks Noah will tell the whole school, when he doesn't Echo becomes curious of this bad boy and starts to actually see Noah for what he really is. Noah thinks Echo is hot and he feels sorry for her but he also wants to help her but doesn't want to get close to her... This book is great I would recommend it to anyone, no matter what genre you like to read!! 

Here is a little teaser from the book:

" The worst type of crying wasn't the kind everyone could see-the wailing on the street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life. " page 278 

*If you haven't read this book already, I suggest you go do it!!!!!*

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