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Point of View

Hush is recounted by Toswiah Green, who is also Evie Thomas. She changed her name because her father witnessed two cops killing an unarmed black boy, and when he testified, the family was relocated in the witness protection program. Toswiah's identity is in question throughout the early part of the book, as she does not know who she is, and she says that she cannot tell her honest story to anyone because it could get her or her family members killed. This unfamiliarity—even with themselves—is part of everyone's feelings in the family, as they are all waiting to see what will come for them in their new location.

Setting

Hush is set partly in Denver and partly in an undisclosed East Coast city, which is three hours from Western Massachusetts (so it is probably either New York or Boston). For three months...

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