“I won’t tell anyone, Echo. I promise.” Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. “You didn’t do that-did you? It was done to you?” No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.
So wrong for each other…and yet so right.
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.
Thoughts before you started reading Pushing the Limits?
CHRISSI: After hearing so much about it, I’m really intrigued. I’m hope I like it.
LUNA: So much hype, I’m a little worried about that to be honest.
What did you think of Echo & Noah?
CHRISSI: I absolutely loved Echo and Noah. They are such troubled characters but Katie McGarry developed the characters so well, it was easy to like them. Noah, I have to admit.. I completely fell in love with.
LUNA: Echo is relatively easy to sympathise with from the start but it was actually Noah that I grew really fond of. There was a humour to his narration at times, which was needed. The more I read the more I really liked him, whereas Echo wasn’t always the easiest. Both characters were a disaster waiting to happen and you could see it coming but as the reader you were wishing it wouldn’t even in the middle of it all. I think that’s a very hard thing to achieve in books.
CHRISSI: I couldn’t stop reading it. I was completely drawn into the story and the characters. It doesn’t happen all the time with young adult books for me, but when it does it’s special. I know that the book has really made an impact with me.
LUNA: That I believed them, I don’t often get so involved in the lives of the characters in books but I absolutely believed in Echo and Noah. At times I was in such an emotional knot I wanted to stop and carry on reading at the same time.
CHRISSI: I don’t think there was a worst bit. The subject matter was uncomfortable which isn’t nice to read, but Katie McGarry is talented in the way she really makes you empathise with the characters and feel the pain they’re going through. A less talented author wouldn’t make me feel the emotions I felt whilst reading Echo and Noah’s story.
LUNA: Not actually awful in the sense that I didn’t like it but the story of Echo and her mother’s history was horrendous. Ok Noah’s wasn’t fluffy but it was familiar. As a rule foster care and the reasons for ending up there are not happy so I wasn’t unprepared but what happened to Echo really got to me.
Favourite character / moment?
CHRISSI: I really liked Noah. His love for his brothers was adorable and I liked the humour that came through with his narration.
LUNA: I loved Beth, which is just as well as she is the protagonist in Dare To You. Mrs Collin’s was interesting as well.
My favourite moment is harder to pick, I think they’d be all of Isaiah’s declarations of love to Aires car while he was fixing it. (I loved Isaiah too)
Was Pushing the Limits what you expected?
CHRISSI: It was better than I expected. I could rave about it all day long.
LUNA: No actually it was better. 🙂
Would you recommend it?
LUNA: Most certainly.