Monday, July 23, 2012
Book Review: HUSH, HUSH
Hmm. To be honest, I was disappointed with this book.
I had seen the cover and read the prologue online and was so impressed with both, that I purchased the book. It sat on my shelf for a LONG time, and when I finally had time to read it ... I was so excited.
Maybe my expectations were too high, but the body of the book did not match the tone of the prologue or the feeling of the cover. I expected something a little "darker" ... so the fact this book was so "fluffy" and light disappointed me.
I was going to give it three stars, because if I hadn't gone into it expecting something dark, I probably would have enjoyed it more ... but then I remembered the ending (I read this book three weeks ago) and changed my rating to two stars.
I hate it when a female protagonist doesn't save herself and is willing to totally sacrifice herself for a guy. And I hate it even more when YA books reinforce this concept to our young women.
What do you think?
Is it just a story and no big deal? Or should books encourage young women to reach for more within themselves?
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