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Book Review: Dare You To

Review of Dare You To by Katie McGarry

dareyoutoStarted: 9/26/13; finished: 9/26/13

Goodreads rating: 5/5 stars

my rating: GAH!

Pages: 456 (hardcover)

found: library

OMG, I love Katie McGarry so much. I about died reading Pushing the Limits. It left me incoherent and speechless for hours after finishing. Dare You To didn’t disappoint either.

This isn’t so much a sequel to Pushing the Limits as another story set in the same universe. It follows the life of Beth, Noah’s friend from Limits, as she finds herself uprooted from her foster home and sent to live with her uncle, a retired MLB player.

From the very beginning she plots a way out, back to her mother to save her from abusive boyfriend, Trent; back to Isaiah, her very best friend. He’s promised to take her and her mother away, the the beach somewhere to have a real life.

Enter Ryan, the hot local golden boy—the star pitcher on the high school team. He’s planning for the majors after graduation and really shouldn’t be getting involved in bad girl Beth but he can’t seem to help himself.

As their relationship develops, Beth’s friendship with Isaiah falls apart, nearly tearing Beth into two. But she’s got to figure out what really is best for her and where she belongs before it’s too late.

I’m still kind of tongue-tied over this book, the GAH! Feeling not going away. I can’t even begin to explain how much I loved it. If you were a fan of Pushing the Limits I’m sure you’ll love Dare You To. I laughed and got frustrated and cried and ached for the characters, especially Isaiah. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a powerful love story that will at once break your heart and pull you back together. Oh, and angst. Got plenty of that.


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