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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Review for The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Got it from Pulse It Community.

Mara wakes up from a coma with no memory of the accident that caused the deaths of her best friend, boyfriend, and boyfriend's sister. The doctors tell her parents that starting over in a new state, a new school will be good for her and to let the memories come back on their own. But Mara's new start is anything but comforting when she sees the faces of her dead friends everywhere and her words starts to fall apart. She begins to see people's just deaths before they happen - at least she thinks. On top of that, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen can't seem to leave her alone, but is his agenda more than he leads on?

What I liked most about this book was the fact that even though it was written for teenagers, the vocabulary was not dumbed down. It was excellently written and it had a plot line that was not the same as most teen books. Yes there was the average drama of high school romance but it had a twist with it.

I was not expecting it to turn out the way it did. For every mystery/thriller book I have read the characteristics' Mara displayed were often ones that when the curtain was revealed, it was her doing the killing or hurting people under the guise of her mind giving her freaky powers.

I am still very curious as to how she got those power's though. I know even in the book both her and the other character Noah have those unique abilities and neither know why. There are no hints, they just are there. Keeping the reader on the edge of their seat as they hurriedly turn page after page in an attempt to unravel this mystery.

It had an awesome ending. One I applaud the writer for because that was like a soccer punch to the face, you did not see it coming but man it left an impact.

I am very glad that I chose to read the book and it is on my to buy list now, as well as one I shall be recommending to one of every age.

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