The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin

The synopsis and review may include spoilers


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.

My Review:

enjoyable, suspenseful, protagonist too-trusting, interesting narrator

My Rating: 4/5

Genre: YA, Paranormal, Mystery

Mara Dyer, her two friends and her boyfriend were inside a haunted building when it collapsed. Mara Dyer is the only one who lived and the only one who knows what really happened, but she doesn’t remember a thing. Also, she might be going insane.

Intriguing enough. Picked it up with no expectations. Unreliable narrator made the story so much more interesting. Keep in mind that it is not the best thing ever written but it was a refreshing read. There are some problems with the story but it’s nothing too annoying. It’s readable for its mystery. I gave up trying to figure everything out and just focused on enjoying the story. The romance-not great. It was weird. I have some serious concerns about the love interest, which are unresolved. He isn’t the type of guy who can be trusted – ‘he uses girls and leaves them heartbroken’ as one of the characters (Jamie) stated. Mara trusts Noah too quickly.

I did really like this book and I haven’t read anything like this. It’s worth a read if you enjoy reading YA.

I hope this was helpful. Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know what you thought of the book. Thanks for reading 🙂

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