The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle HodkinTuesday, March 20, 2012
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. --GoodreadsMara Dyer has been through an accident that changes her life forever. The only problem. She has trouble remembering what actually happened in said accident. She insists on moving, getting away from her old life, where her now-dead friends haunt her every move. It is all because she is crazy, at least that is what she is led to believe from what her mother and other therapists say of her condition. She tries to keep her crazy in check, but it is difficult when people around her start dying and she may have been to blame. She needs to figure this out soon before someone she loves gets hurt. Or worse. Mara Dyer needs to remember.
I cannot even put into words how fantastic this book is. It is just one of those books that are indescribable to put into words; no matter what I say, it will not be enough to show you that this book is a masterpiece.
Let’s talk about the cover first. I usually leave the cover out of reviews because my rating is pretty self-explanatory, either you like a cover or you don’t. It is a matter of opinion. However, Mara Dyer didn’t first come to me in the form of a book. I hadn’t heard of the novel until a few months ago. It came to me in form of pictures, the photos in this very post. They didn’t have a title but I thought they were lovely and I even had them as my wallpaper for months before discovering that these pictures were a fantastic marketing campaign for a book called, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. I loved these photos and I didn’t even care what the novel was about, I was reading this book no matter what.
Rated PG-13 for sexual references, heart-pounding action, scary themes, and violence.