Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Title: Going Too Far
Author: Jennifer Echols
Published: March 17, 2009 by MTV Books
Pages: 245/Paperback
Source: local library 



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....

Review: I absolutely love Jennifer Echols so I was super excited to pick this one up. 

One thing I've noticed about Going Too Far is that it's one of those books that even after you finish it you still think about it. Something about the characters or maybe just the story in general kept me interested the entire time (before and after reading it). 

Meg and John are both complicated characters who have a lot of issues they need to sort out. I loved that Echols hinted at th different things from their pasts but didn't flat out explain it until the end. This provided a little mystery to the story. 

As alway Echols writing manages to speed the story along without missing anything. The ending wrapped up cleanly, but I thought Meg and John came to terms with their problems a bit to quickly to be realistic. 

Jennifer Echols has written yet another wonderful contemporary novel. If you're a fan of her and haven't yet read this, I suggest you do. If you've never read a Jennifer Echols book, then this is also a good place to start. 

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