Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Meg is your regular teen delinquent with blue hair, and frequently finds herself in a sticky situation. One day, Meg and her friends trespass, a railroad bridge, that is forbidden grounds. As soon as they arrive, there are handcuffed and taken to the police station by a young rookie cop, John After. He makes sure that Meg and her friends pay for what they have done and not just get out the charges by their parents paying a fine.

John Afters wants them rehabilitated and he’s got a plan.

One of them will spend a week riding with the fire truck,

one with an ambulance,

and one with the police patrol.

Meg is stuck with police patrol, with none other then the cop who arrested her, John Afters. During their week together they learn a lot about each other, more then what was bargained for.

Okay this was my first Jennifer Echols novel and definitely not going to be my last. It was such an insane book, I swear it is not what I thought it was going to be. In my head I thought it was going to be one of those light cutesy type of book with less plot more dialogue even though the plot alluded to a serious undertone. But it wasn’t. It downright had a lot of seriousness going on with great dialogue in between.

The characters were very dynamic, which made me love this book even more. Both John and Meg had reasons for doing whatever they did. He has a story, a reason for being the way he is, for wanting to be a police man, for wanting Meg to understand how reckless she is and what the consequences there are, if she doesn’t stop her ways soon. Meg, also had this amazing narrative voice. Her character is complex, and there is reason for that.

And another thing I was particularly happy about was Tiffany, an old friend of Meg’s rekindled their friendship after years of not talking to each other for a few years. They had such a friendship, loved how they were so different from each other, kinda like one of my friends and I.

There was one certain thing about the book that I felt ehh about, but it really was a very small thing. I can’t be specific, since it would be considered a spoiler. But obviously it was a very tiny thing because it was outweighed by how everything else was awesome.

The book was definitely a big roller coaster ride (I know it sounds cliche),but unfortunately there really is no other way to describe it. A torrent of different emotions, this book, yes oh yes. And I loved it.

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  1. This sounds really good. Thanks for the review!

  2. I just got this today, Can't wait to read it!

  3. I just finished reading this book two days ago and I absolutely loved it. It was a complete roller coaster, couldn't agree more.

  4. This one is on my TBR. I can't wait to read it.

  5. I enjoyed this one as well. I'm emailing you because I want to know what little thing you didn't like was. :P