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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

Publication Date: 3/17/2009
Publisher: MTV Books
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

Goodreads Summary:
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....


Meg is hanging out with the wrong crowd.  She is constantly trying to defy her parents because she feels as though they are suffocating her.  She has done some terrible things in her past, but one particular incident involving a young police officer will change the course of her life.  Meg, her boyfriend, and two other friends took a ride to a railroad bridge.  This bridge unfortunately has experienced some deaths in past years.  One cop is determined to make sure that no other teenagers die on this bridge and patrols the area frequently to keep his promise. 

Meg and Officer John meet during this incident.  She is now required to do service work with Officer John over spring break on third shift.  All week long she must spend all night with Officer John who she doesn't like one bit.  As these two get to know each other they learn more about the past and how they can change the future.

This book is full of heartache, love, and learning.  Meg and Officer John learn a lot about each other and life in their times together.  They reach past the stereotypes each has of the other and find their true selves hiding beneath.  This was a fun summer love story read that taught life lessons in the process.  This book taught what rebellion can do to you and how a different set of circumstances can change the ultimate course of your life.  A great read by Jennifer Echols.  I will definitely be picking up another one of her books soon.

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