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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Released:October 13, 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Rated: Young Adult
Buy Hush, Hush here

High school sophomore Nora Grey, a dedicated student striving for a college scholarship, lives with her widowed mother in a country farmhouse outside Portland, ME. When Patch, her new biology partner, is suddenly thrust into her life, Nora is both attracted to his charm and put off by his inexplicable awareness of her thoughts. Eventually, she learns that he is a fallen angel who wants to become human. She is susceptible to his control, but other forces are at work as well, and Nora finds herself caught in the middle of dangerous situations and unexplainable events. The premise of Hush, Hush—that fallen angels exist and interact with humans on Earth—is worthy of contemplation and appealing to teens. But stories with such supernatural themes require that the details of day-to-day life be realistic and believable. Unfortunately, most readers won't be convinced that a mother whose husband has recently been murdered would leave her daughter alone overnight in their home far from the nearest neighbor or that a school counselor would be replaced by someone whose credentials were not checked. While teens may enjoy the scenes of tension and terror, most will be disappointed by characters without dimension and the illogical sequence of events.

What I thought:

This was one of those impulsive reads.  I had no plans to read this, it wasn't in my tbr pile, I hadn't even heard of it before I ran across it on another blog.  I had made a spontaneous decision to read it and I'm glad I did.  It wasn't out of this world fantastic, but it was a very entertaining story.

While for the most part I found Nora an interesting, while gullible and a big push over, she was pretty fun to read about.  Patch was a great one, I kept trying to figure out if he was the good guy or the bad guy... or both.  And while others may be able to really pin point which one he was sooner than I did, I enjoyed trying to guess where he fell.

While most times the high school drama keeps me away from the YA scene, this wasn't horrible.  The biggest problem, for me, was Nora's best friend Vee.  I found myself wanting to knock her out and wondered why Nora didn't feel the same way.  She constantly pushed and manipulated Nora into situations that Nora wanted nothing to do with.  Oh well.  It didn't really take away from the story, it just made me wish Nora had better friends.

I gave it 4 stars!


A Simple Love of Reading said...

Sweet review! I can agree with you on the wanting to hurt Vee moments in the book! HAHA! ;)

Aimee said...

Thanks! Yeah, I just didn't understand the friendship.

Lady Caella said...

Hmm..You're right Aimee...this sounds good...very good...I'll see if I can find it and read it for myself.

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