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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Pages: 452
Released: September 2011
Synopsis: Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

Review: This is one of weirdest books I've read but also a really good one. Mara wakes up in the hospital with no memory of how she got there. She has had an accident that also involved her friends that unfortunately died. Mara knows that she must remember that night again if she wants to know what really happened. 


Having Mara as the one person you're seeing everything through made me question everything thast she wss seeing. After going through an accident where her friends were killed, she starts to see them around. Her mind was a strange place where even she doesn't know what to believe when she sees and hears things. She's an interesting character to say the least. Everything that happens around her is something that she questions and in turn makes me wonder what is real and what is not. 

And of course there is also Noah Shaw. His accent sure does make him much more interesting for me. I liked finding more of him at the end and of what he was going through and that he was always there for Mara. Mara also has some of the best siblings. I'm not sure my sister would be kind enough to help me in the ways that Daniel did. I kind of wish I had a brother who would cover for me when I needed it. =)

That ending! I was not expecting that! So now I don't exactly know how to react to the things that Mara saw and heard. I feel like I can't say much without saying everything that happens. Definitely one of those that you need to read for yourself to fully understand it. I'm excited for the next book and see how Mara deals with everything that keeps happening to her. And of course, who doesn't want to see more of Noah.

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  2. I loved the ending for this-really drew home the unreliability of Mara's narration and had me questioning everything that had happened. It pretty much ensured that I will have to check out the next book!

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    1. Yes! That ending does make sure that I read the next book! =)

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    Thanks for the great review!

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