Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Posted by Rita Webb
Mara Dyer doesn't believe life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
I loved everything about this book. The characters seemed so real. The plot so intense. From page one, it hurt to put the book down, so I ended up reading it one sitting...until 3:48 a.m. when I finished the last page. Unfortunately I have to work today. :-(
Mara's perspective was amazingly written. She was a mixture of cold sarcasm and warm caring, and the blend of what was real and what was imagined/hallucinated/dreamed was expertly done.
Noah was...intense, sexy, fascinating, and caring. The interactions between Mara and Noah contained some of the best dialog.
Watching the pieces unfold as Mara discovers what really happened was amazing. I think the ability to put an intricate plot together like this takes genius. I'm hoping that it will rub off on me through osmosis. I'd love to be able to write like this.
Biggest complaint is that at the end, I wanted to shake some sense into Mara, but my hands wouldn't phase into the book no matter how hard I tried. "No, don't do it," I screamed at her several times. She didn't listen to me.
I hate it when my fictional friends ignore my offered wisdom. Maybe they'll start listening when I start listening to my own advice. I could see me doing some of the same things.
On the other hand, I'm happy to see that there is another book. I had thought this was a stand alone, and really, I loved the characters too much to want the story to end so soon.
I'll definitely be asking my husband to read this one. This is just the kind of story I'd love to discuss with him.
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