Wednesday, April 16, 2014

REVIEW: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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.

This book was not what I was expecting at all. I was thinking more along the lines of young nobody becomes a heroine when she makes an amazing discovery. But no, Mara is not your typical girl, who has friendship issues and feels like she doesn't fit in. She's so much more than that. She has been through a horrific accident and has somehow survived. Now she has to move and starts suffering from PTSD. Mara also starts seeing things that shouldn't be there, and thinks that weird "coincidences" keep happening to her. Just when she thinks things can't get worse, Noah Shaw strolls right into her life. As the British school hottie, Mara thinks he would never notice her. Yet, why does he have such and interest in Mara and seems to know more about her than she does? 

The way Michelle Hodkin sets up Mara's life is very different, she makes it about something not every teen goes through. It makes you think how scary it would be to live Mara's life, having to take pills to be "normal" and being treated as an insane person. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is not like any book I have ever read, yes people may compare it to several stories but I think it is truly original, and must be read! 

P.S. Noah Shaw is MINE. :) 

About Michelle Hodkin: 

At the age of sixteen, Michelle Hodkin lost the rights to her soul in a poker game with pirates just south of Natchez. Shortly thereafter, she joined an acting troupe and traveled the world performing feats of wonder and mischief. She has been seen on stages nationwide and earned rave reviews for her one woman performance of Titus Andronicus before writing the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer Trilogy. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and its sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer are available now, and the third book in the trilogy, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, hits shelves in 2014. Michelle currently lives with her three pets and may or may not be a reliable narrator of her own life. 

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