Monday, October 10, 2011

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara DyerThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
By: Michelle Hodkin
Summary: 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: First I have to say, I am in love this summary. It's short, to the point and captures your attention. I'm sick of summary's that give away the first half of the book. Then the cover, it's haunting and making you think. Just perfect for the plot! Anyway on to the actual contents of the book...

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is spectacular. Hands down one of the best books of 2011. Right up there with Delirium and Divergent. The suspense and mystery keeps you reading till three am. I literally could not put the book down, I was addicted. Sitting in the middle of English, I actually did that thing where you hide the book behind a text book. (That actually works!) Yet, the sarcasm in Mara Dyer made in laugh out loud (literally) quite a few times. This got me a few strange looks.

Michelle Hodkin gave Mara this unique personality. She was sarcastic, witty and a bit crazy. 
The writing was just haunting and real. From the setting to the characters and plot, everything in Mara Dyer made the perfect suspenseful book. I was thrown for loops so many times that I just stop trying to figure out what was going to happen next. Every page kept me on my toes, especially when 
Noah was involved. 

Noah. At first I was a bit skeptical of him. I wasn't sure whether he was going to be good or bad for Mara. In the end, I fell in love with him as Mara did. At first he's this perfect guy, yet his flaws are what made in perfect in the end. He is now on the list of my favorite literary characters. 

I'm sure you've heard about the hype surround Mara Dyer by know, and it's all 100 percent deserved. If you haven't pick up a copy of this book yet, GO NOW. Really you should. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer will not disappoint you. 


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  2. Mara's mother hovers over her making her uncomfortable and reassures her mother that she is fine. With the help of her brother, Daniel, she finds a new friend to find comfort and trust in.Noah. Mara and Noah do not start off on the wrong foot, but Noah is determined to make Mara like him.


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