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I am a Christian. I am a loving wife to my Army-National-Guard-Recruiter-Husband of 15 years. I am a stay-at-home-mother to our four handsome sons. I am a photographer. My blog is about as erratic, eclectic and random as I am, painted with rainbows of photos and words that are hills and valleys you travel; so lovely sometimes that they hurt you. These are the stories of how far we've come in the last 15 years as Christians, as a family and as individuals.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer {Book Review}

Michelle Hodkin - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Offered for review by Simon & Schuster
Available now through November 29,2011 (for free online review)

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}
Mara is one interesting young lady.  I found her tale to be one of intrigue and originality.  After uprooting her entire family due to the accident that claimed the lives of three of her closest friends, she finds herself teetering on the edge of sanity.  She has no memory of the accident but slowly, surely, her memories flicker back in the form of nightmarish dreams and daily hallucinations of said friends.  More than that really, she starts envisioning the deaths of others around her.  Of course, there is a boy who enters the picture and claims to be something other than that of his preceding reputation of which Mara has been well warned.  He provides ample distraction from Mara's delusions and becomes a safe haven for her when things get too serious.  There was one character I hope to see make a come back in the sequel as his part seemed to vanish into thin air without much in the way of closure, making his part seem utterly useless to the storyline, but as for Mara and Noah (the boy), I look forward to finding out what more there is to their unfurling story now that they've unlocked a few secrets together.

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