Hush, Hush

Hush, Hush

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High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780743599641
Characteristics: audio file,rda
1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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akoasamoah
Jul 21, 2017

I was very intrigued by the book but then it started to die on me rather quickly. In all honesty, I expected a little more from the book. Granted the plot is interesting with the concept on fallen angles and whatnot but, the come back from ordeals (near death experiences) was unrealistic to me to down right confusing. Example, when her bestfriend vee experienced not one but TWO life or death experiences and demanded a shopping spree the next day. Yeah sure...then again, maybe it was the style of writing but I felt like the story was everywhere for a long time with lots of open ended questions and then it all quickly tied together at the end with half ass statements to tie up loose strings. Basically..the suspense throughout the story wasn't really all that thrilling when you got the answer you've been reading in for.

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leo1997
Aug 12, 2014

looooool this book is just ummmm great (sarcasm)

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aishakhan
Dec 31, 2013

Becca Fitzpatricks, Hush, Hush is a novel that was highly recommended by a friend of mine, however after I read it, I was thoroughly bored and disappointed. Hush, Hush is about a young teenage girl named Nora who meets this mysterious boy at school by the name of Patch. She is both repelled yet allured by this mysterious boy. Patch saves Nora multiple times from certain death throughout the novel, though Nora feels that Patch may be stalking her. She eventually beings to get feelings for Patch as it is revealed that he is a fallen angel protecting her. Both Patch and Nora get caught up in a fight to the death with some people from school who similarly to Patch aren't exactly who they seem to be. This novel in my opinion was horrifically written and was very boring. The plot itself appeared to have a lot of potential, but Fitzpatrick's novel failed to deliver. As I was reading it I found myself constantly comparing it to the famous Twilight novel by Stephanie Meyer. The book built up suspense, however most of the action takes place near the end and it doesn't deliver as much as the reader would have hoped. The characters in my opinion are the best part, they all develop really well in their own unique ways and make you feel that you know them. Themes in the novel include love, friendship and betrayal. These themes are portrayed well by Fitzpatrick in her novel. The plot however was terribly written and executed. When you read this novel you will find yourself comparing it to Twilight, as some parts in this novel are almost identical to Stephanie Meyers Twilight. However if you are into romantic fantasy like Twilight then you will love Hush, Hush. If you don't, then don't even bother picking up this book, even if your good friend recommends it. I give this book a 6/10, not worth the read.

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kesha1123
Mar 16, 2013

Somewhat disturbing (all the demonic fallen angel references), yet intriguing read that holds the reader's complete attention. Suspenseful and humorous at times, Hush, Hush is an eerily, fun read. I adored Patch's character. Nora irked me a tad concealing all the drama from her mother and V is a noodlehead, however it is a worthy read/listen.

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MOM_MY11206
Aug 30, 2011

I was pretty disappointed by this audio book/book. The general concept was promising - girl (Nora) meets mysterious boy (Patch) to whom she feels a compelling, if unsettling attraction, and danger follows. Unfortunately, the story doesn't live up to that promise.

There are several problems. There are too many characters,with poorly developed connections to one another. The immortal ones feel as under-cooked as the modern teenagers. The pacing was hugely frustrating; We don't learn anything about the mythology hinted about in the prologue until the last quarter of the book. And, there are a few too many "Twilight"-esque events for comfort.

The audio book reader does a good enough job with Nora, and her best friend "V". However, the male characters sound pretty much the same, and that isn't particularly good. Her inflection is often flat, and feels very much like a teenage girl intentionally performing an unflattering imitation of the boy she likes the least.

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akoasamoah
Jul 21, 2017

akoasamoah thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Feb 15, 2014

kirankeerit thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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leo1997
Aug 12, 2014

A normal girl nothing special about her but after meeting the new guy in school she sees there's more to this world then movies and chewing gum

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