Book Review: Mara Dyer

As we said yesterday, periodically we’re going to be posting book reviews. This is a review for one of my favorite books: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

Mara Dyer was in an accident that killed three of her friends. She wakes up in a hospital and learns that her family is moving to Florida so that she doesn’t have to deal with the bad memories of the city. They arrive in Florida, where Mara starts school, and bad things start to happen. Who is she really, why is she having these visions, and why does she keep seeing her dead ex-boyfriend?

I love this book. Mara is a very relateable (although unreliable) narrator, and the way the author tells the story is spellbinding. The characters are all very realistic, and though their actions don’t always make sense, I still enjoyed the book. It is the first book in a trilogy, so there is a minor cliffhanger at the end. I highly recommend reading the second two because the last one in the series is even better than the other two.

Characters: 5/5 stars
Writing: 5/5 stars
Plot: 8/10 stars
Overall: 19/20 stars, or 95%

Thanks for Reading!

Book and Cook


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