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Pushing the Limits Paperback – April 30, 2013
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This book deals with a lot of really tough issues. Usually I have a hard time reading books like that, but I could not stop reading this one. It was written in the perfect way, and it completely drew me in. The only thing I did not like about this book was all the language. However, I think that language is normally for people who are going through what these kids had to deal with. The both had to make some really tough choices. This was such an emotional book!
I loved the romance between Noah and Echo. As much as they tried to fight it, it was still there. I really liked that we got to see the soft side of Noah when it came to Echo. It showed that he was not just a crazy bad boy, and I appreciated that. Everyone has a soft side.
This book broke my heart at times. At other times, it made my heart very happy. I don't know what else to say about this book except it was amazing and I totally recommend reading it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is one of my favorite romances (day I say favorite debut?) of 2012! The romance! The characters! The plot! The secrets! The history! The way I sound like I'm on a commercial! Pushing the Limits was just an amazing book about finding love when nothing seems possible. When everything seems hopeless.
I pretty much liked Echo's character except that she seemed so unforgiving when she should forgive, and forgives when she shouldn't. But since her mother had tried to kill her, I guess it shouldn't be surprising... But I loved her stubbornness and I loved how she was willing to do almost anything so that Noah could get his brothers back. She was independent and once she made up her mind, it took a LOT to make her budge! In all, she was a pretty good character that made the plot all the more interesting and her personality fits the story wonderfully!
Noah was...well, Noah. He's smart-ass (in a good way), a jerk (in a good way), annoying (in a...you get the point), broken, and undeniably sweet when he wanted to be. He was headstrong and reading from his POV was FUN! to say the least! He cares so much about Echo and it was just ADORABLE! I want to gush again...but I'll save you from that horror!
I. Loved. The. Romance! It wasn't insta-love. Far from it! Sure there was attraction, but that's only obvious. At first, they were just partners in crime (quite literally) who were trying to get what they wanted most. Echo, to remember what happened the day her mother tried to kill her and Noah: Getting his brothers once and for all. Two different goals, but they both need the same thing: their files. And SOMEHOW along hte way, they fallin love! It was gradual and slow, and absolutley AMAZING!Read more ›
Thoroughly heartbreaking, intensely emotional, meaningful, intelligent and swoon-worthy, it's a story of loss, trust, betrayal, finding strength to leave one's tragic past behind and courage to create a better future. A book about bonds and relationships, hopes, dreams, fears, and feelings. Most of all, it's a tale of love and its power to heal. A gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, breathtaking novel that will leave you tear-streaked and with a huge smile on your face.
Two people. A damaged, scarred, disoriented girl whose life fell apart when a person she trusted and loved the most tried to kill her. A seemingly tough, careless boy who lost everything -- his parents, his brothers, his future -- when a tragic house fire claimed the lives of his mom and dad. Both lost. Both scared. Both desperately trying to find meaning in their lives, something to hold on to, something normal. When these two get paired up for tutoring sessions their initial dislike and distrust towards each other slowly blooms into mutual attraction. Attraction so strong that it burns with fierce brightness and all-consuming passion. Are they strong enough to face their pasts? Will they end up saving each other, or will they crush and burn?
This book was beautiful.
It cracked my heart open, touched my soul, made me think, and left me utterly speechless. So heartbreaking, and yet so uplifting and full of hope at the same time. While the developing relationship between Noah and Echo was obviously the main focus of the story, the plot line was not limited to their romantic endeavours. This book offers so much more than just a love story.Read more ›
It took me a loooong time to get through this book. It was just so heavy, I didn't enjoy immersing myself in it. I'd read 2-3 chapters and then stop, when many times I'll read half a book before I want to stop. It wasn't bad by any means. I liked the realistic nature of the plot, and the fact that the characters had real (but not by any means ordinary) problems. The writing was technically good, it was well edited, I just didn't find myself caring all that much. I never felt connected to any of the characters,and the romance aspect was just missing something. The character I liked the most was Echo's dead older brother who is only mentioned in the past tense. The structure of the book with the constant POV changes between Noah and Echo made things worse - I would start to get involved in the book and then a new chapter would start and I'd have to pull away to figure out who I was hearing from. More than once, I actually found myself having to go back to the first page of the chapter so I could remember who's POV I was reading. It became very distracting. It felt like a very well-written after school special to me. I can see it winning all sorts of school and teacher awards for it's theme and messages, but nothing the romance-lover in me would swoon over. 3/5 stars.
I received a copy of this from the publisher at BEA 2012 in exchange for an honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow. Awesome. This one gave me all the feels. Love Noah. Love, love, love him! Character development was superb in this book. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Siobhan Davis
Main characters: Noah and Echo
Story's told in both POV's. The story's about high school students who compete socially and academically. Echo dated Luke who was popular. Read more
This book is WAY better than it looks! If you love Wattpad fanfiction/novellas you'll love this book too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kayla :)
This book was amazing. It grabbed me from the get go and I read it in less than a week. I recommend this for older teens and young adults.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I bought the hard copy of this book years ago and loved it more then life! I lost it and was heartbroken but when I found it the other day for my kindle I about cried of happiness... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ashtree howe
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the story line. It is gritty and real, it has nice twists and turns even though you know that it will be "happily ever after". Read morePublished 2 months ago by BreAnna
This story was just beyond good. I cant believe it took me so long to pick it up. It was just an incredible story. I cannot believe I loved it as much as I did. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kristi Hulsey
It wouldn't surprise me if one of the books mention Alexander falling in love! I have an idea that he falls for a girl with black long hair green eyes and soft rose pink lipsPublished 3 months ago by love
I’m trying very hard to put into words my feelings for Pushing the Limits, but I’m having a hard time because this book was simply amazing! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Little-Book-Wyrm