Title: Going Too Far
Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Pocket Books/ MTV books
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...
I had never read anything of Jennifer’s before I read Going Too Far and I’m now hitting myself over the head for it! When starting Going Too Far I had heard a lot of wonderful things about it and I went in reading it with high expectations and I came out of completely blown away by it!
Going Too Far is about Meg, a girl who does anything but play by the rules. She has blue hair, drinks, and has a I-know-all attitude. All she wants to do is go on spring break, see the ocean, get waste, graduate high school and get the hell out of her home town. Well, that is until she meets John, the sexy police officer who arrest her when she is caught on the railroad trails with her “boyfriend”, both as high as kites.
From that point on Meg was punished by spending her spring break driving the night shift with officer John After. John is very serious about his job and we soon discover that he is also addicted to watching the train tracks. Just when Meg starts to believe she has feelings for John “the thirty-something man with a wife and four children” we discover he is in fact a 19 year old boy that had gone to her school the following year. Now everything is different.
This book was absolutely something that I would recommend to anyone (well of the age of 15 and above) but I really have no bad things so say about it. The characters were so detailed and you could feel their emotions. The setting and plot was all so realistic. Plus, this book is hot! Jennifer did something I believe a lot of YA authors are afraid to do and that’s put in more sexual tension in their books. This genre of writing is called Young Adult not Too Young To Understand. We know about sex, so authors shouldn’t try to hide it in their books like it’s some hidden secret we teens don’t know about. So, Thank you, Jennifer.
In all, you have to read this book. It’ll be one of those books that will have you laughing and crying and just feeling. I loved this book so much I can’t wait to get my hands on more of her work!
You can order a copy of Going Too Far HERE.