The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

By (author) Michelle Hodkin


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Mara Dyer doesn't know if she is crazy or haunted--all she knows is that everyone around her is dying in this suspenseful and "strong, inventive tale" (Kirkus Reviews)." 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."

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 142 x 210 x 36mm | 399.16g
  • 23 Oct 2012
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1442421770
  • 9781442421776
  • 6,660

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"First-time author Hodkin has paired a steamy romance with a paranormal mystery that will cause teen readers whiplash as they jerk from one plot twist to another." --"Booklist"

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Blown Away

Wow. I was absolutely blown away with this book. This paranormal romance was the perfect blend of suspense and wit. When I wasn't completely freaked out, I was laughing hysterically. The dialogue was killer! Hello, chemistry! Mara and Noah have such a witty but cute relationship. And Noah combines sweet, sexy, and adorable all in the best way possible. As for the "horror" part of the book, the hallucinations that Mara has are what I call: trippy. Half of the time, I didn't know what was real and what was just a figment of her imagination. At some point, it was actually very confusing. That was really the only downside to the book. I think, though, that it was meant to be that way. Overall, this is definitely one of my top favorite book series. This is one of those books that you stay up until 2A.M. to finish and then die a little waiting for the next book. I'm super excited to read the next one in the series, and I'm counting down the days for /The Retribution of Mara Dyer/.show more
by Bryce

oh my oh my.

I am in love with this book, it's a piece on art. The story is amazing, its mysterious, funny, thrilling and realistic. The best book iv read in a while it makes you think about life and Noah Shaw is they words to describe him ? I cant think of one too if you can please tell me !show more
by nicole donaldson


Wow. One of the best books I've read this year. Scary, full of mystery and GENIUS!show more
by Rose