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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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.

I have to admit this book lives up to all the hype it's been getting. It's an amazing story that was immensly fun to read. I loved the idea that we as the reader are really not sure what is going on, if Mara is really killing people or if she is just psychotic and seeing incredibly scary, intense visions. Even at this point after finishing the book I still find myself thinking about Mara.
Characters: Mara and her family unit are very connected. You can feel the love and the understanding that they hold for one another. They are so comfortable with who each person is, they all hold a certain place in the s…