By: Michelle Hodkin
Pub. Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Mara Dyer doesn't think 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 mysteriously unharmed.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is one of those books that you go into not knowing ANYTHING about it. The summary gives nothing away, yet, you still want to read this story. I absolutely loved it! I thought it was amazing and I have nothing but praise for it.
The main character is Mara. She just lost her best friend in a horrible accident and she can't remember anything about it. When her family moves down to
, things just keep getting weirder and weirder for Mara and she has no clue what is happening to her. I also loved Mara's family. I loved how involved they were in Mara's life. It was very refreshing and the whole family was well written. Florida
Noah Shaw is a character that is very hard to figure out. Is he a womanizer or not? Is he really that much of an ass or is it just a defense mechanism? Noah was so interesting and I loved everything about it. Him and Mara's connection and their quick wit together was hilarious. I was laughing very hard at some of their conversations. Just read this, and tell me you aren't laughing!
“Asscrown,” I muttered under my breath as I headed to my next class. I wasn’t proud of swearing at a complete stranger, no. but he started it.
Noah matched my pace. “Don’t you mean ‘assclown’?” He looked amused.
“No,” I said, louder this time. “I mean asscrown. The crown on top of the asshat that covers the asshole of the assclown. The very zenith in the hierarchy of asses,” I said, as though I was reading from a dictionary of modern profanity.
“I guess you nailed me then.”
The story is so well written that I was never bored and I could not turn the pages fast enough. Mara Dyer ends on a WTF-did-that-really-just-happen cliffhanger and I can not wait for the second book! I would definitely recommend it. It is one of my favorite reads of 2011!