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Review of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

by Cindy H | Nov 25, 2016
Mara Dyer does not know what's happening to her. She wakes up in the hospital to find out that her boyfriend and best friend died in a horrible accident that only she survived. She cannot remember what happened and she is so traumatized her family decides to move from Rhode Island to Miami, Florida so she can have a fresh start. It seems clear from the beginning that she is going to have a hard time fitting in and strange things seem to keep happening to her that she can't explain. Will she be able to overcome the horrible events of her past? Will she ever feel at home in Miami? And why does it seem like the mysterious boy with the English accent is the only one who might be able to understand her?

I was absolutely riveted by this book. I immediately picked up the next book in the series, The Evolution of Mara Dyer, so I could find out what happened next. The books are written in the first person, by Mara, and it really makes you feel like you are experiencing her feelings and confusion with her. I think that anyone who likes stories with a bit of mystery and fantasy to them will really enjoy this story. And if you enjoy the first book, make sure to check out the rest of the series!
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