Monday, January 16, 2017

Pushing The Boundaries Review...

Myra goes to Haiti with one goal: take the photograph that will win a scholarship and prove to her uber-traditional family that she has what it takes to be a photographer instead of a doctor. Her camera has always been her shield against getting too close to anyone, but she didn’t expect the hot teen translator who has an ability to see past her walls.

Elias needs his job as a translator to provide for his siblings. He can’t afford to break the rule forbidding him from socializing with a client. Except this girl Myra insists on going outside the city to capture the perfect picture, and he steps in as her guide in order to keep her safe.

The deeper they travel into the country, the harder they fall for each other. Now they’re both taking risks that could cost each other their dreams.

If they get too close—it could ruin both their lives.



Myra is a Pakistani girl who was raised in America.  Her Doctor mother wants her to be like her so together they make a trip to Haiti with other American’s to set up a clinic  for the Haitian people.  Elias is a Haitian boy who works as a translator.  The two form an almost instant connection even though they were told to steer clear of each other.  Myra wants nothing more than to get away from the clinic and get a photograph that will win her a scholarship.  Will love sprout?  Will Myra get the winning photograph that she needs?  Will these two find a way to let their friendship continue to grow?

I enjoyed the characters.  I really enjoyed the plot.  It took you to a work you don’t usually see in a book, let alone a YA book.  I enjoyed watching Myra grow as a person.  I enjoyed watching the friendship between Myra and Elias grow.  I loved the authors writing style.  The flow and pace were great.

This is a great book for YA readers.  I loved being thrown into a world that I have never imagined.  Such a great read!

4.5 stars

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