The Bad: review of HUSH from Goodreads

So as I stated in a previous post, the Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Reviews:  First up is the following review with my response after.
Joseph Langen.‘s review

Apr 17, 2017
it was ok
Read from April 07 to 15, 2017 , read count: 1

I was interested in understanding how a teenage girl would react to being used for sexual prostitution, and how she would manage it. The book presented graphic portrayals of sexual and physical violence. She was also blackmailed into continuing with the older teen whom she originally fancied as a boyfriend and at times struggled to maintain the fantasy that he cared about her. I wanted to know how long she would put up with it and what she would do to extract herself from her situation. The mess became more complicated toward the end of the book. There was no resolution but a promise of more books in the series which suggested more of the same. I was particularly bothered by the poor spelling and grammar which greatly distracted me from the story. The author addressed the grammar issue in a forward and claimed to have left it with the errors as a way to portray the narrator’s adolescent thinking. I don’t buy it. To me, the errors seemed to be those of the author rather than the protagonist. This is one of those books to be tasted but not chewed, swallowed or digested.

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message 1: by Sandra (new)
Sandra RaineThank you, Joseph, for your honest review and critique, in which I genuinely appreciate. The only issue I will disagree with is the MC`s narrative voice simply because, and in my opinion, an average 14-15-year-old does not possess the same voice or thinking that a mature adult possesses even though there are some adults who do speak and think immaturely. And I do mention, that as the Series progresses, so will the MC`s voice.

Though, I am sad to read – based on your review – that you show no further interest in reading the series, I also understand that these novels aren`t for everyone based on content and outcome, and that many [or most] would rather enjoy reading an “error free“ novel instead of one that is riffed with them; and as I`ve stated in a post, I am okay with that.

Again, Thank You, Joseph.

~Devlin De La Chapa
writing as “Sandra Raine“

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