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GOING TOO FAR
JENNIFER ECHOLS
ISBN#:(10)1416571736/(13)9781416571735
March 2009
MTV Books/Pocket Books
www.simonandshuster.com
Trade Paperback/E-book
$11.00/$9.99
256 Pages
Young adult romance
Rating: 5 Cups

Meg is just biding her time until she graduates in June. She does not want to be stuck in a dead end town like her parents. She likes to live on the edge. But one night she starts to play with fire. She and some friends are in a place they should not be, and when the cops catch them they find themselves in one heck of a mess.

John has chosen to stay in this small town and become a cop. He wants to protect and serve and hopefully save a life or two. He was the one who busted Meg and friends. Now he feels he must teach her a lesson. Only he manages to learn one as well.

While carrying out her punishment she finds that John is only slightly older than she is and pushes him as to why he is staying in such a small town. John is pushing back just as hard as to why she would want to leave. Each is discovering the other’s reasons and dark secrets and might just have pushed each other too far.

What a powerful read Going Too Far is. Although it is labeled young adult, I definitely would say that older readers will enjoy it as well. It has some powerful lessons we all could hope to learn and at a young age as well. Wonderfully scripted characters and plenty of energy and drama to hold the reader until the very end is what you find between the pages of Ms. Echols latest book. A definite shelf-keeper.

Matilda
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