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Hush, Hush What's Up With the Ending?

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What's Up With the Ending?

The book ends with some pretty steamy kissing:

He grinned when I didn't protest, and lowered his mouth toward mine. The first touch was just that—a touch. A teasing, tempting softness. I licked my lips and Patch's grin deepened.

"More?" he asked.

I curled my hands into his hair, pulling him closer. "More." (30.106-108)

Oh, Nora, you saucy minx. But seriously, this is a different side of the girl whom Vee criticizes for being way too much of a prude earlier in the book. By the end of the book, Nora's more than willing to swap spit, a major shift from her previously ambivalent attitude toward boys and sexual chemistry.

Just before the kissing, Nora says, "We still have a lot to talk about" (30.103). While the book resolves pretty satisfactorily with Nora and Patch locking lips, this line is a reminder that—though there's no cliffhanger—this story is very much to be continued.

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