Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Synopsis (from goodreads.com):
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....

Jillian’s Review: 
This was an amazingly well written novel. Echols writing style reminded me of Jodi Picoult (writer of My Sister's Keeper). Such great, hilarious sarcasm and real-to-life characters, but it was SO dirty that I just can't give it the 5 stars I would have otherwise.

There was way too much swearing (including the F-bomb, more than once), and the main character had a disgustingly dirty mind. This was nowhere near age appropriate.
but it could have easily been 5 had Echols had kept it clean.

1 comment:

Misty Moncur said...

That's too bad. I really hate when there is needless swearing and stuff. My next two reviews are kind of based off that. In one, the swearing is needed for the characterizations. In the other, the book would have been just as good, better really, without it. But despite that, the outcome is the same in either case.