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Judul: Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1)
Penulis: Katie McGarry
Bahasa: Inggris
Format: ebook, 416 hal.
Penerbit:  MIRA Ink (2012)
First published: 2012
Genre: YA, romance
Sekuel: Crossing The Line (Pushing The Limist #1.1), Breaking The Rules (Pushing The Limist #1.5), Dare You To (Pushing The Limist #2)

Cerita

Ini sinopsis yang aku ambil dari situs resminya Pushing The Limit.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from ‘popular girl with jock boyfriend’ to ‘gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms’. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.

But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

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Level of Interest

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My Review

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Traumatized girl meets bad boy. Mantan cewek populer yang mendadak terkucil pacaran sama cowok bandel tapi karismatik tapi nggak songong. Shock yang membuat memori atas kejadian traumatis terblokir. Teman-teman semasa populer yang so bitchy.

Tipikal.

Setelah baca Perfect Chemistry (Simone Elkeles), Almost (Anne Elliot), Gabriel’s Inferno (Sylvain Reynard), jujur aku jadi jenuh baca romance dengan formula seperti ini, terutama yang genre YA (Gabriel’s bukan YA, sih). Rasanya waktu baca halaman demi halaman Pushing The Limits ini aku nggak menemukan sesuatu yang baru.

Tambahan lagi penyebab trauma Echoe (ditandai bekas luka sayatan di pergelangan tangannya) yang sengaja dijadikan faktor pemancing buat pembaca ternyata…yah…cuma begitu aja (spoiler). Dan makin ke ujung makin rasa sinetron kalau menurutku.

Dari sisi romance dua tokoh utamanya, Echoe dan Noah, aku juga gagal merasakan chemistry di antara mereka.

Intinya aku nggak menemukan sesuatu yang spesial dari realistic fiction yang satu ini.

Tapi aku cukup tertarik baca sekuelnya, Crossing The Line (Pushing The Limist #1.1), Dare You To (Pushing The Limist #2), dan Crash Into You (Pushing The Limist #3) yang bercerita tentang romance tokoh-tokoh sampingan di Pushing The Limits, yaitu Beth, Lila, dan Isaiah.

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30 Years old daydreamer. Still trying to improve my bad writing skill and poor english.

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