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.
- It helped you to connect with the characters in a significant way, contrasting the different worlds they come from.
- The depth it gives into the characters train of thought is phenomenal
Echo is an amazing heroine, she broke her way into my top 10 all time heroines. She’s sweet, witty, spirited and sarcastic. From the very first page she draws you into her world, and the more you read the more you want to stay. Nothing seems to be going right in her life, with a mentally ill mother, a controlling father, inexplicable scars and just so much more (I’m not giving it away) Echo can feel the walls closing in and she sees no way out. Enter Noah. They are both deeply irate and dejected with the way they have lost control of their lives, Katie’s writing style is so natural that the story flows effortlessly and we get swept away with their anger and frustration, coming to understand the system of rules that have them emotionally wrecked.
“Her shoulders never shook. No tears streamed down her face. The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.”
“If you’re scared, tell me. If you need to cry and scream, then do it. And you sure as hell don’t walk away from us because you think it would be better for me. Here’s the reality, Echo: I want to be by your side. If you want to go to the mall stark naked so you can show the world your scars, then let me hold your hand. If you want to see your mom, then tell me that too. I may not always understand, but damn, baby, I’ll try.”
“I wrote about the person I love most, my older brother, Noah. We don't live together so I wrote what I imagine he does when we're not together."
"And what is that?" prodded the stout man.
"He's a superhero who saves people in danger, because he saved me and my brother from dying in a fire a couple of years ago. Noah is better than Batman." The crowd chuckled.
"I love you, too, lil'bro.”
“Because growing up means making tough choices, and doing the right thing doesn’t necessarily mean doing the thing that feels good.
“Her eyes met mine again. “So what does this mean for us?”
I lowered my forehead to hers. “It means you’re mine.”