Book Review — Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

Echo and Noah are two very different people, who’d never have thought that they would begin to like each other. Whoever said that opposites attract, certainly knew a thing or two about relationships. A void of sorts brings Echo and Noah closer. For Echo it’s a part of her memory that she can’t seem to recall. A night that shattered her and ultimately led to the breakup of her family. Reeling from the loss, she finds solace in Noah.  Noah may be the stoner bad boy in the eyes of everyone but only Echo and his two bestfriends Isaiah and Beth know the truth about him. There was an ambitious good boy within him, who gave up the battle against pain and suffering. Noah lost that part of himself in an incident which drove his family apart.  All it took was one instance for both of their normal life to spiral out of control. They not only lost loved ones but also the qualities that made them who they were. And now they are left with nothing but questions piled one on top of another and each other’s company..to try and get some answers.

Bad boys in fictional books are like obstacles in life. To understand the true essence of life, they (the obstacles) are a must! I can never get over reading such books. Where a popular jock girl falls for the incredibly dashing bad boy. Ironic but fun 😀
After reading the summary I anticipated a lot, regarding the suspense. But it was nothing too big/drastic. Atleast compared to what I had going on in my mind. The plot is reasonably good. The characters almost realistic. But I wish Echo wasn’t so stubborn at times and looked at things with more clarity than to let her emotions cloud her judgement. Naturally, she makes some mistakes, as would any human, and learns from them. Regardless of how lonely she may think she is, she has got some amazing people standing by her. I found it surprising that in the whole book, I was strangely fond of Isaiah. I don’t know what it was about him, but he seemed like a great person. He’s helpful towards Noah and they share a very close bond. This book portrays realities about friendship and familial relations. And sometimes what meets the eye isn’t the exact truth. You find that you can relate to various instances, because it’s something you and I may have gone through in life.  The story is relatively straightforward and somewhat simple. It was a nice journey.

Rating – 4 stars on 5.

Mia

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