Publication Date: 3 August, 2012
Finish Date: 20 August, 2012
Source: Bought it
Read Kayleighs 5 star review here
From Goodreads: "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.Wow this story was so good. I heard many good things about this book and all of them are true. Pushing the Limits is an addictable read about two troubled teens who fall in love with each other. It's certainly an emotional read and it takes you back to that difficult teenage age. The author manages to cap the feelings and emotional of these teenagers perfectly.
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.
Normally I avoid stories without fantasy elements in it, but lately I am trying more of these books and am actualy finding out there are some really good stories out there without fantasy in it. This book is one of those. The story is about two troubled teens, they have really big problems, even bigger than most teens have to deal with. They both have a difficult life and struggle to make the best of it. The story is mainly about how they deal with their problems and find love. And it's such a good story, it is also really believeable written. It written very realisticaly and I would almost believe is something that really happened. Also there is no love at first sight, no obvious an unbelieveable plot lines. It is very well written, believeable and totally enjoyable.
Further this book takes us on an emotional rollercoatser. I lived with the characters every moment. I even cried almost a few times, this books just tugs at my emotions. These characters don't have it easy and seeing everything develop is emotional, but also beautifull.
I really loved the characters. They feel so real, not perfect, but with all their flaws and good points. I felt for both of them and they both had their good points and bad points and when they are together they are just perfect. Also the side characters get enoguh attention to give us a sense of who they are, the side characters give more colour and depth to the world and they fit perfectly in the story.
I am really glad I picked up this book, it was so good and I ejoyed every second of it. It is not a light read and definitely has enough emotional moments, but this only makes the book better. It all feels so real and the story is believeable.
To conclude: I really liked this book, it is fast paced, believeable and an emotional read. I loved all the characters and side characters, they really are great. I never thought I would enjoy books without fantasy, but books like these prove me wrong. I loved it!