Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Jennifer Echols' book is an intense, quick read that is brimming with action, sarcasm, and passion. Meg is a confident, pushy, and mysterious character whose voice is bold and quite unforgettable. John After is a very complex and intriguing character as well, and both he and Meg have old issues that make for plenty of drama as they sort through hot and cold emotions and long-withheld fears and resentment. Though it does require a slight stretch of the imagination, Going Too Far is a gripping, rebellious, and edgy read, and readers will be proud of Meg as her tough exterior slowly falls to reveal a strong, resilient, and sarcastically witty character they can admire. Great for teens who are reluctant readers, this is a great read for those who like a bit of danger to their reads, without forgoing a meaningful message.
Cover Comments: I like how this cover conveys the tension and the passion of Meg and John's relationship, but I'm not too fond of the eyebrow stud...I'm fairly certain that wasn't in the book. Also, I think the pink is an interesting choice, but yet it goes well.
Review copy received from publisher.