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Pushing the Limits: An Award-Winning Novel (Paperback)
Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
“I picked up this book and thought, 'Oh, please save us from another typical high school romance story' and that is exactly what Katie McGarry has done. Told from the alternating perspectives of Echo -- a girl with physical and emotional scars bespeaking a past she cannot remember -- and Noah -- a self-important fringe-walking bad boy who doesn't need anyone -- this novel is expertly crafted and wholly believable. Sophisticated teens rejoice! Here's the number-one book on your summer 'must read' list!”
— Andrea Greenlee, Page One Bookstore, Albuquerque, NM
RPT No change for outside, new inside 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. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. 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. "McGarry details the sexy highs, the devastating lows, and the real work it takes to build true love." --Jennifer Echols, author of Such a Rush.
About the Author
KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.
"This intense and intriguing debut delves into the psychological difficulties of two teens who fall in love ... A probing, captivating story." -- Kirkus Reviews
"This poignant narrative, which is told in the two protagonists' alternating voices, will find a following among those who enjoy contemporary teen romances." -- School and Library Journal