Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pushing the Limits - Read-A-Long Week 4

This fabulous event is hosted by Candace Book Blog, Natalia @ Dazzling Reads, The Page Turners, Mary @ The Book Swarm and Bewitched Bookworms.

Here are the questions and my answers for this week:

1. At a certain moment, Echo tells Noah that she feels safe with him. Echo thinks that because of this comforting feeling, she may be able to finally have a full night of peaceful sleep. Why do you think it is important for Echo to feel Safe? and why no one else but Noah has been able to provide this to Echo?
In my opinion Echo felt safe with Noah because he is the only one that broke through her defense, she let him have a peak of what's behind all the walls she's build around herself. I think, she just didn't let anyone else in, like she did Noah, because she felt like everyone around her betrayed her.
2. Beth, Noah's friend, also have a very complex life situation. plus she also do drugs. However, what grabs my attention is her mean behavior towards Echo. Why do you think Beth hate/dislikes Echo so much?
Because she doesn't want to see Noah get hurt. Because she saw that he started liking her more and more and she wanted to protect him. He is her family and she was protective of him.
3. At some point, we finally get to know how Noah's parents died at the fire and how it started. Unfortunately, this is something that has happened before. What tips to avoid a fire (specially when there are kids at home) do you now about? List a few! recommendations to avoid tragedies are very valuable. :)
Well for one, the obvious, don't leave candles and matches around the house, especially if there are kids there. I don't know what else.. My parents have always thought me that I have to check the stove after I use it, or to be careful with the electrical outlets and stuff like that. Practice makes perfect so I believe that kids should be thought from very little, they should know the risks and of course the adults should be careful not to tempt faith.
4. Echo finally discovers more about what really happened to her the day she got her scars at her mother's place. Unfortunately, this also involved Echo's father and Ashley. What do you think about them and to what point do you think it makes them responsible to what happened to Echo?
In some of my previous answers I was a little harsh towards Echo's father and this is precisely the reason. I can't wrap my brain around it, how, after what he did, he is so harsh towards her. He was pressuring her about school and all, and he was doing everything in his power to keep her from remembering that night. I get that he was trying to protect her but I am still pissed at what he was doing, because if she had remembered sooner, on her own, she wouldn't have had to go through the hell she did. Oh and, yeah, they were careless and Echo's dad should have paid more attention to her mom's condition but neither him, nor Ashley did what they did on purpose so they aren't responsible. They however were responsible for what happened afterwards. 
5. On p.303 (from arc) Echo said to Noah: "I love you...[y]ou love your brothers more. I'm okay with that. In fact, it's one of the things I love about you. You were right the other day. I do want to be part of a family. But I'd never forgive myself if I was the reason you didn't get yours... I love you enough to never make you choose." What do you think of Echo's decision to break up with Noah? What does it mean to you?
Well of course, I didn't like their brake up much but that didn't make it wrong. Echo said some pretty true stuff about her situation and about what Noah needed at the time, so he could take his brothers. She would have been a liability in the eyes of the judges and she would have been an obstacle on the path to reuniting his family... Plus it obviously was meant to happen so who am I to judge. The result in the end is what matters... 
Until the next time,

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