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Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Published by: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (2009)
Suggest Retail Price: $10.99

Nora Grey is a nice girl with a mother that travels frequently for work after her father's death.  Then Nora meets Patch and she is partnered with him for a school science project. Patch is mysterious, yet, attractive, and Nora knows that he is probably bad news. She sees him everywhere, watching her. The sparks fly between Patch and Nora.  As the shocking truth of Patch's past is uncovered, the questions will be "how much will they sacrifice for each other?"

I would recommend this book for both adult and teens.  It does have adult situations but the sexual scenes are mild.  (I would always suggest that parents be involved in their children's choices for reading). This is a quick and easy read.  It is a fun book.  The banter between characters keep the dark subject matter at a more level line with the rest of the story.  The relationship between Patch and Nora is pleasant, yet gives a reader enough of a mystery as to keep the story flowing and the reader interested. 

I read the first couple chapters of this book and didn't want to put it down.  It really did have me hooked that quickly. Becca Fitzpatrick has opened up a new world of fresh stories to look forward to from this first novel.  I have read about vampires, angels, werewolves...the list goes on and on with a lot of emphasis on the vampires lately.  This book brings an interesting approach to the the "romantic horror" that has taken the country by storm since that little book that I hope is in the "twilight" of it's existence now.

Becca Fitzpatrick grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. HUSH, HUSH is her first novel ). 



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