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Review: Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols


I recently read(from the Library) Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols as a part of the bookclub forum I am part of. For those of you who don't know what it is about, read the summary below!

Summary from goodreads:

"All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far... and almost doesn't make it back.

John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge - and over..."


My Review: ****1/2 = 4 and a half stars


This book took me quite by surprise. I will admit that while reading it there were parts of it I didn't like(the main character just wanting sex..), But the overall affect of how I felt when it was over, well that's what I look for in every book I read. I love being surprised, caught of gaurd, and I love happy endings. This book contains alcohol, drugs and sex but don't worry thats not too much of a spoiler, you find out when you first start reading. I didn't really like how it was all involved but the author included it as part of the novel and the characters, not just to add it like some authors do. It was all about who the main character was, is, and what she goes through with this cop that ruins her spring break. I loved how it took off right in the beginning, it had me hooked and I just wanted to know how things were going to turn out. Meg is somewhat odd, she has blue hair and no friends that she actually talks to all too much. But as the book progresses we see Meg make major changes in her life and it's amazing to see what some people can overcome, especially the characters in this book. The character of Officer After or John is quite interesting. I had some of him figured out but it was exciting learning about him as an officer and as a regular person. This is a great book and it leaves an awesome feeling inside when you finish reading it, I recommend it to everyone mature YA and up agewise(because of the sex, drugs and alcohol).

Have you already read this, leave me your link so I can check out what you thought(I tried Mr.Linky but we just don't get along... :P)

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9 comments:

Angiegirl said...

I read it! And I loved Meg. I'm really looking forward to Ms. Echols next one--FORGET YOU. It looks great. My review is over here.

The Library Lurker said...

I LOVED this book! I can't wait for Forget You to come out! Here's my review:
http://librarylurker.blogspot.com/2010/01/going-too-far-by-jennifer-echols.html

robby (once upon a book blog/fourteen years) said...

This book is definately going on my ToRead list. :]

Kari (Flamingo1325) said...

Awesome review. I definitely loved this book. The sex, etc didn't bother me... but a lot of that stuff doesn't with me. And liek you said- that was MEG, not just something to do.

Book Monster said...

Great book review!!

Elana Johnson said...

I haven't heard of this one yet. Thanks for the great review! I'll add it to my list. :)

Shy said...

I love books that touch some normal, major life issues, so I believe I'd definitely love this one. Thank you for the great review! Hoping that I could find this one soon =)

Jan von Harz said...

I enjoy a book that takes off immediately and end making you think. It sounds as if this one has definitely possibilities for my ever growing pile.

Kathrin said...

I found you through the Saturday Connection and kind of got stuck reading your blog. Completely forgot to comment :-) Going Too Far sounds interesting and I'm also following you now.

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