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Content Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush
by Becca Fitzpatrick                                           reviewed by Andye

Intended audience:  YA
Age of Main Character:  16

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

Sexual Content:

-Fallen Angels and half mortals (angels mated with mortals)

Book starts with kids in a sex-ed class, and a lot of the book takes place in this class.  This leads to a lot of sexual innuendo.  For example:  

Other things that bothered me:

I didn’t like the way that Patch treated Nora.  He constantly sexually harassed her, and this was supposed to be “sexy”, I guess, but I don’t like the idea of a guy treating a girl like that and then her falling for him.  He was always making sexual comments like, “You know what I want to do to you.”  Etc.

There was a decent amount of violence in this book, also.  A few people go missing, and at the end there’s a pretty intense fight scene.