Thursday, 9 May 2013

Dare You To
By Katie McGarry
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Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all...


I'm a fan of McGarry's books and Dare You To is no exception its such a brilliant read! She writes with such heart stopping emotion, that I felt like I knew Beth and Ryan.
This book, is the story of Beth, from Pushing the Limits and baseball player, Ryan.

Beth's home situation is a mess, she lives with her aunt, but her real family are Noah and Isaiah. These three have each others back and look out for each other. Unfortunately due to Beth's alcoholic mother, Beth's arrested for a crime she didn't commit.

 Now Beth is forced to leave the city, and leave everything and everyone behind, or her uncle Scott will make sure her mother goes to prison. Beth is confronted with a whole new world, one where shes not in control , one where she must live by strict rules or her mother will suffer.

Beth's Uncle becomes the strict parent she's didn't know she needed in her life but he also provides her with the family love she's been missing out on too.

Ryan's world is more privileged, but is family life is just as dysfunctional as Beth's, he just has more options.
I really liked Beth she was very nice to like, her attitude and one liners made me like her instantly ... Ryan on the other hand was just whiny, he so needed to grow a pair...
4 Stars

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