Book Reviews

Book Review: Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

ImageMy Thoughts: Now normally, looking at this cover I probably wouldn’t even think of picking up this book because to be honest, it looks overly romantic. The good news is that regardless of the somewhat sappy cover, the story was great. I was told to read this book upon recommendation and I’m glad I did.

The book itself is written in a duel narrative set up between our two main characters Echo and Noah. As we get to know both of them, we learn that they both have troubled lives and a lot on their plate. However, they are brought together by pretty normal circumstances. This is when the story really takes off. When I was reading this book, it was almost like a mystery because you are trying to find out how the pieces fit together. This book did however contain lots of drama but thats what like tends to be like. (at least in highschool) so I’m OK with that.

I will try not to give too much away, but I really appreciate the fact that the author didn’t completely focus on the love aspect of the story. There’s no denying it was there, but it wasn’t over powering. At least that’s what I thought. I also liked that each of the characters had their own struggles and each detail was important to get the overall outcome of the story. The author did a wonderful job in making sure that all the characters felt important and that they added to the story. A lot of times in the YA genre there is an absence of adult figures and I was relieved to see that the adults played quite a big role when it came to the plot. This book focused on a multitude of issues. The normal highschool issues like love, friends, family etc. But. It also focused on harder aspects of life such as dealing with your demons, finding acceptance and working towards dreams.

Final thoughts: Pushing the limits by Katie McGarry was a wonderful contemporary novel and I would have no trouble suggesting this book to anybody who wants to sit back and watch a little drama unfold. We all need that sometimes.

If you have read this book please leave your comments below and let me know what you thought.

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