Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Hardcover, 452 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
ISBN: 1442421762 (ISBN13: 9781442421769)
Series Number 1
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reaction: Holy cheesecake
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.
 After Mara survives the traumatizing accident at the old asylum, it makes sense that she has issues. She lost her best friend, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s sister, and as if that weren’t enough to cope with, her family moves to a new state in order to give her a fresh start. But that fresh start is quickly filled with hallucinations—or are they premonitions?—and then corpses, and the boundary between reality and nightmare is wavering. At school, there’s Noah, a devastatingly handsome charmer who seems determined to help Mara piece together what’s real, what’s imagined—and what’s very, very dangerous.

     This fast-paced psychological—or is it paranormal?—thriller will leave you breathless for its sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer.

Miss Mara Dyer, I like you. I have a feeling we are going to be amazing friends who will conquer the world and rid the universe of gremlins. Pesky little suckers, they got into my book pile yesterday, yah know?

Mara's 'friends' are dead. Why? She just thinks she got lucky-the only one of the four who survived that trip into the old, abandoned psych ward. But she's not. She's so much more than she thinks. She suffers from PTSD. Normal, right?
“No, it isn't irrelevant. You want me as much as I want you. And all I want is you.” 

 They more to the glorious humidity of Florida. There she meets a man who abuses a dog. She calls animal rescue. Moments after leaving him-he's dead. She's made friends with the school crazy (who by the way, is the only sane person in that school) has the most popular girl after her head and the popular guy chasing her like a love sick puppy.

Mara thinks she's fallen too far to get back out of the hole she's fallen into.
She's not.
She thinks she's doesn't have the ability to fall in love after all she's been through.
She can.

The only way anyone will ever find out what happen the night of the psych ward. Everything comes with a price and sometimes, it's better to just...not know.
“You're the girl who called me an asshole the first time we spoke. The girl who tried to pay for lunch even after you learned I have more money than God. You're the girl who risked her ass to save a dying dog, who makes my chest ache whether you're wearing green silk or ripped jeans. You're the girl that I--" Noah stopped, then took a step closer to me. "You are my girl.” 
Okay world, I might just absolutely love this book. It's got all these twists and turns. It has Noah, a hot guy who just want to be with you- to make you happy and figure out what you're hiding and help you mend. It has Jamie. That's enough said. He is freaking amazing. I love him.

And the END. OMG dude. Was not expecting that. The ending will leave everyone peeing their pants and in shock.


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