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Indescribable: Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

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.

“Are you ready to take the ACT on Saturday?" my father asked.
Did chickens enjoy being put on trucks labeled KFC? "Sure.”

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Wow... this novel is simply wow! Pushing the Limits is best described as a heart-wrenching, sarcastically comical, but scarred journey to true love and acceptance. If I was posting this review on Tumblr, the only appropriate reaction would be "OMG my feels!" My feelings during the novel managed to completely take me down. Here's a beautiful representation. For those who aren't  aware, Tumblr is an epic social networking site that connects you to other people who share your passions through images, songs, videos, fan art/ fiction, and dialogue. 

Anyway, I'm starting to let one of my obsessions show. Let's reign it in. I'd recommend you read this novel EVERYWHERE. Though, not for the usual reasons. With a cover like this, you must realize some physical craziness goes down but, risk it. We need to spread this masterpiece. The characters are extra real. For example are main characters are Echo Emerson and Noah Hutchins. The novel is a duel perspective, where the Point of View toggles between the two. I won't breech the black hole of troubles that haunt them but, I love how they handle the aching. Noah was surprisingly sweet to the people he loved: his brothers, his closest friends,  and eventually Echo. Echo's life was in ruins but, she was open to change and her  never-ending sarcasm... ohh they were funny!

Don't think that the rest of the characters in this book are lovable. Besides a few, I wanted to punch them all square in the jaw. Two main groups struck me differently. Most of Echo's friends were disgusting. But, thankfully since they turned on her she turned to Noah (Insert satisfied cackle). Noah's brothers, on the other hand, are the exact reasons girls look wistfully while passing the baby section in Wal-Mart. They are honestly indescribable. We won't even touch on the parents in this novel.

And for the crust, the moment you know I hate. Is it possible a book is too real? Has too many conflicts? Evil forces against the protagonists? (Silence) My crust is based on interpretation but, the league of conflicts fighting Echo/ Noah might be a problem for some readers. Especially, since the ending was basic smiles and rainbows. For me? I didn't mind. For the reader? I sending a verbal heads up. 

American Secrets by Parachute is the song closest to PTL, Pushing the Limits. Not only are the lyrics symbolic but, I happen to listen to this song at least three times a day. Similar to what I'd do with PTL if I had infinite time. Give it a listen.


I tweeted Ms. McGarry that PTL was the "greatest novel since Perfect Chemistry." I was absolutely wrong. PTL is incandescent. It touches your heart, leaves you content and ready for a new book, but never leaves your soul. Therefore, I'm granting PTL a Matt Bomer. Call Degrassi cause I so went there! Five stars for a novel that makes you feel more about the trials of others.

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