Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick (ages 14 and up)
High school student Nora Grey’s world is turned upside down when she meets a mysterious new student named Patch. It’s obvious from the start that there’s something different about Patch, and Nora can’t even begin to imagine what it is. At first, Patch’s quick witty come-ons and open flirtation leads Nora to believe that he’s just trying to get a rise out of her. With the help of her best friend Vee, Nora is determined to find out Patch’s secrets and expose him for whatever he is. But as each of Patch’s secrets comes to light, Nora plunges further into a darker side of Patch’s life, one where her very life hangs in the balance.
Becca Fitzpatrick’s first novel, a highly entertaining read. I could barely put it down!
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick; Simon & Schuster; $17.99; Copyright 2009