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Apr 12 2012

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Simon and Schuster, 2012. ISBN 9780857073631.
Highly recommended. With no memory how she ended up in the hospital, Mara Dyer wants to know what happened. Her two best friends and her boyfriend are dead yet she mysteriously survives unharmed. She can't stand being in the same places that they have, so Mara moves to a new school and home, where she meets the most beautiful boy, Noah Shaw. Even at her new school and home Mara she sees the faces of her dead friends. Does bad boy, Noah, really have Mara's best interests at heart or is it something different altogether?
Mara Dyer is one of my favourite characters ever now.  Her feisty attitude and her motivation to find out what happened the night her friends died is thrilling. I just love Mara Dyer. I loved Noah's reactions to everything Mara did or said to him.
Some of the plots twists were clever and confusing. The book is thrilling and haunting.
Cecilia Richards (Student)

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