Book Review: Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

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...

I loved this book!  I read it in one sitting one day after work---I started it, wanting to read for about thirty minutes, and I didn't get up from my couch until I finished it two and a half hours later.  I was drawn into the story from the first page and could not rest until I found out how Meg and John's stories ended.

Meg at first glance seems like your typical wild child.  She constantly pushes the envelope.  As the story progresses, you glean little bits of her character until you realize that there is something deeper going on.  John is not all he seems either.  Both have secrets that they keep hidden to protect themselves.  When they finally let someone in, it's huge and neither one likes feeling vulnerable. 

This was my first time reading Jennifer Echols and I will definitely be back for more.  This story left me with a smile on my face, and I was still thinking about Meg and John the next day.

Just One Gripe:
After all that tension and build up the culmination of the book and the love story left me wanting more details!

The Best Thing About This Book:
The character development.

Appropriate for a younger audience:

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Setting/Imagery: 4/5
Originality: 4/5 
Ending: 4/5
Total Score:  20/25


  1. Great review! I absolutely love Jennifer Echols' writing, and I'm dying to read this one :)

  2. Great review! I just read this book and Forget You and really enjoyed them both. I agree about wanting more details at the end too!

  3. I really like the sound of this one - I haven't read anything by Jennifer Echols before. Maybe this should be my starting point!

  4. I keep thinking I should try this one. Great review.


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