Pushing the Boundaries

  • Title: Pushing the Boundaries
  • Author: Stacey Trombley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 492
  • Format: ebook
  • Pushing the Boundaries 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
    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 jobMyra 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.Disclaimer Caution Reading this book will open your heart and inspire you to take risks Only those searching for true love should proceed.

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    About Stacey Trombley


    1. Stacey Trombley lives in Ohio with her husband, new baby boy and the sweetest Rottweiler you ll ever meet Any chance she has she s off doing or learning something new She went on her first mission trip to Haiti at age twelve and is still dying to go back Her places to travel list is almost as long as her books to read list Keep a look out for her debut novel NAKED, coming from Entangled Teen in 2015


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    1. 3.5 StarsLet's just get to the things I didn't like much first. I am not a huge fan of the writing style. To be honest, the way Trombley dealt with the creole dialogues, is not to my liking. I know that is style many authors use, but I personally find it disruptive. It's really a matter of personal preference. At time I found the writing a bit too simplistic, but at others there were amazing descriptions. Which makes the writing style feel a bit inconsistent and it's one of the reason's it took [...]

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    2. Myra is a teen who has always felt an outsider and different to her peers. Her parents are Pakistani, she’s a Muslim, they live in the US and both her parents are well known in their own fields. Her Mum is a Doctor, travelling to Haiti to treat patients there as part of an international aid initiative and Myra is going with her as another volunteer to help at the hospital. Myra’s relationship with her mum isn’t brilliant. Her Mum expects Myra to train to be a Doctor. Myra is hoping the tri [...]

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    3. original review can be found at kristineandterri/2** I received an advanced readers copy from Entangled: Crush in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**Myra went to Haiti on a mission trip with her mother to help in a medical clinic for a week. She didn't really want to go because medicine was her mother's gig and not hers. She didn't want a future in medicine like her mother was pushing her towards, instead she wanted a future as a photographer even though she knew her mother would never a [...]

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    4. This is a very sweet love story that spans oceans, race, and culture. This is about unexpectedly finding someone that understands and gets you even if you have not known each other for long. It was a mutual attraction between Myra and Elias. Elias proved to be the key to Myra having the courage go after what she really wants to do with her life. A medical mission trip to Haiti has changed Myra's life more than she can ever imagine. The island spoke to her and confided to her its secrets.This is [...]

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    5. I really wanted to enjoy this one more but something about it left me, I don't know, just feeling off. Myra travels to Haiti with her mother as part of a Doctors without Borders type of deal. Her mother is a doctor who does work at a clinic set up in Haiti and Myra, along with other teens, join the doctors as interns. Myra's mother hopes this will set her on the path to becoming a doctor. Problem is, Myra doesn't want to be a doctor, she wants to be a photographer. And she's in Haiti hoping to c [...]

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    6. I absolutely loved this book. It wasn't nearly long enough. I want more of Myra and Elias. Such a sweet story. Its the story of a young American/Pakistani girl who's mother is a doctor and really wants her to be one too. She goes on a mission trip to Haiti with her mother to volunteer at a free clinic. While her mother wants her to be a doctor, Myra wants to enter art school and needs the perfect picture to try to win a scholarship. There she meets a Haitian boy that has been hired as a translat [...]

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    7. 3 “Haiti & First Love” StarsARC via NetGalleyThank you, Entangled Crush!Pushing the Boundaries had an intriguing premise: first-world girl passionate about photography travels to third-world country in search of its beauty, then falls in love with local boy.There was a lot of room for this to develop into a beautiful story about how first love can (or at least can try to) overcome cultural shock and people’s differences, but the message got lost in execution.The writing was good—it c [...]

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    8. 3.5/5 StarsThis review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction AddictionThis unique contemporary romance shines the spotlight on cultural differences and the ways that we sometimes judge based on expectation rather than reality. Set in Haiti, the book focuses on the country’s beauty rather than its drawbacks.What Fed My Addiction:Haiti! I’ve been to Haiti three times—twice in the process of adopting my son and once when I escorted a baby girl with spina bifida who we had h [...]

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    9. Originally posted on Daydreaming Books. * I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*This book was definitely a fun and diverse one. I enjoyed the plot and I really liked the character growth throughout the book.Myra accompanies her parents to Haiti because of the medical camp which her mother will attend and she wants her to learn for her future but Myra's aim for the trip is something else instead. She wants to capture the perfect picture [...]

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    10. A trip to Haiti is just what Myra needs to prove her worth in something else other than being a doctor, but what she doesn’t count on is the Haitian translator who pushes her beyond what she is comfortable with. Much of the story reads like a positive reinforcement of—or an argument for—cross-cultural exchange and cross-ethnic pairings, as the differences between Elias and Myra are emphasised and celebrated. But there’s also the acknowledgement that with it comes familial disapproval and [...]

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    11. I wanted to love this book, but the charachers felt forced to me. There seemed to be not a lot of depth to Myra and while there was more to Elias, it was not in-depth either. There seemed to be little background on the characters and they seemed to "fall in love" rather quickly. I didn't feel the attraction. Myra's problems with her parents seem rather small in the grand skem of things. A communication barrier is a problem, but the whole alluding to made it seem like the problem was way bigger t [...]

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    12. If you enjoy young love books, this will do you well. There is some adventure, some suspense and some flirtatious romance. Alot of scenes that you can picture in your mind. She paints many beautiful pictures. I felt the ending was a bit over the top, but I enjoyed the book overall.

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    13. Sad to say I didn't enjoy this one as much as I was hoping. Full review soon.

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    14. What struck me the most about this book was the cultural diversity and the setting. This book is primarily based in Haiti when Myra and her mother have travelled to provide health care in a clinic. Myra and her mother are both Pakistani and her mother works as a doctor. Myra practices the Muslim faith and they both live in America. The other main character is a Haitian boy named Elias who works as an interpreter for Myra’s group whilst they are in Haiti. The diversity and different cultural pe [...]

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    15. Myra is a young girl who wants to go to art school, she thinks that by going along with what her mother wants she may get what she wants.Myra's mother is a doctor and has a non profit organization that runs a clinic in Haiti. Her mother brings Myra along on her week to visit the clinic with other doctors and volunteers.Myra just goes hoping she can take pictures with her camera and submitt it to win money for college.Then Myra meets Elias a Haitian and she thinks this trip might get better after [...]

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    16. Book Review- Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey TrombleyMyra has arrived in Haiti with her mother and the medical volunteers. They will be running the clinic for a few days. Myra’s mother wants her to be a doctor but Myra’s passion is photography. She wants to go to art school. Her mother would never understand or let her go.Elias is the driver and interpreter hired to help the Americans. He knows he is very lucky to have this job to support his family. He has been warned by Mr. Rowland to kee [...]

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    17. I really liked this book. This book was provided via netgalley for an honest review. Myra is going on a trip to Haiti with her mom who is a doctor. Her mom wants her to be a doctor she wants to be a photographer. Myra has always felt like and outsider and that she doesn't fit in. Elias is working as a translator trying to provide for his family the only rule is don't get close to the Americans. Myra and Elias are drawn to each other and sparks fly. This is a story of accepting who you are and ab [...]

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    18. This was an interesting read. There were highs and lows in this book for me but overall by the ending I started to feel a little more for the characters as a whole. It was a nice to start to a new series, would love to see where this is going though. We meet Myra as she is on a trip to Haiti with her mother to work at a clinic. First let me say this is something countries like Haiti need more of, it’s great to see a book that emphasizes the needs and wants of other countries in beneficial ways [...]

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    19. Pushing the Boundaries has a fairly unique premise--a Pakistani American girl goes (against her will) with her doctor mother on a service trip to Haiti to work in a medical clinic and becomes involved with their teenaged Haitian interpreter/driver, and problems ensue. Myra and Elias are from different worlds--literally--and it seems as if their relationship can't realistically be more than a bittersweet memory of a first love experienceor can it?I enjoyed a look into a different world--like Myra [...]

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    20. Myra always felt different and like she didn’t fit in as far as her peers went. Myra was a Muslim and her parents were from Palestine. Myra’s mother was a doctor and Myra went on a mission trip with her mother to Haiti to help in a medical clinic as her mother hoped Myra would become a doctor. But Myra didn’t want to be a doctor her dream was to become a photographer. She hoped by winning a photography contest it would provide the money for her to go to photography school. She hoped to get [...]

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    21. I was given this ARC for a honest review.Pushing Boundaries is about a girl, Myra, a Pakistani American, who goes to Haiti with her mother on a medical internship for a vaccination clinic. What her mother doesn’t know is Myra wants to be a photographer and the only reason she is in Haiti is to appease her mother and maybe capture a great picture so she can win a scholarship to her dream school. This is where she meets Elias, their interpreter, who needs the job to feed his family. The biggest [...]

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    22. While I appreciated this story a great deal, I did not like it nearly as much as I wanted. This is well written, albeit pedestrian in approach. While this is not normally as issue with me in this situation this is an example of a story that does not live up to the telling. Trombley has some very interesting things to say about culture, ethnic diversity and the way in which Westerners often have inaccurate misconceptions of people living in the Third World. In this way I commend her for tackling [...]

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    23. 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 winn [...]

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    24. I received this book via NetGallery in exchange for my honest review. I have read many books in the Entangled Teen Crush series and have enjoyed them but unfortunately for me this book just didn't do it for me. I really liked the book being based on something totally different then normal and brining the awareness of the problems in Haiti. I liked Elias, he was working hard to be the man in the family and provide for his family. He was really humble to who he was. It was hard not to like him. I [...]

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    25. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley! Myra travels to a health clinic in Haiti with her mother and a group of Americans. Myra is of Pakistani heritage and her mother is a doctor. Her mother expects Myra to become a doctor also, but she wants to be a photographer instead. Myra's looking for the perfect photo to submit to a scholarship contest. With [...]

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    26. Thank you Entangled Teen Crush and Netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book for review.I loved this book so much. The timing was perfect because I'm finding myself drawn to books that take place outside the US right now. I feel even more now that visiting foreign countries is so important. Most Americans can't comprehend how different things are and how lucky we truly are. I was already interested in visiting other countries, not so much the tourist areas (though I want to see those, [...]

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    27. Myra is a Pakistani-American girl who is going with her mother, a doctor, to Haiti to do charity work in a clinic. Myra is looking forward to the experience, not so much for the medical side of it, but because she is hoping to take the picture that will be her ticket to art school.Elias is 17 and has just started his new job as an interpreter. He drives the van that picks up the newly arrived American charity workers and overhears Myra call him “cute,” a term that he had only heard before to [...]

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    28. Received an ARC for my voluntary review for netgalley. I did not like Myra, found her to be self centered, and not there really helping for the good, but again for what she can get out of it. But, I did like Elias, he was a self sacrificing young person, and a really good guy and reason why I finished book. The only thing that I disliked of Elias was his interest in Myra they were totally different and maybe that was the draw, but she was not worth him putting his life and the others that counte [...]

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    29. This was a good little quick read. I gave it 4 stars because of the emotions the characters made me feel. I really liked the characters and the story. I felt disconnected from the story when characters speak Creole. Sometimes the author wrote them speaking in English, sometimes in Creole with translation, and in just Creole. That was my only con. I felt the emotions Stacey was conveying through her writing. She really sucked me into the story. I wish it was longer and/or she writes a follow-up o [...]

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    30. Sweet story with darker undertones and serious issues. Both main characters show significant growth in the course of the story. The romance is instant but believable.This book gets plus points for diversity and for a dual POV that works.I would have liked to hear more about Haiti and have seen more interaction with the families of the protagonists.

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