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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
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Jul 21, 2012

really liked it
Recommended to Wafiyah by: The part of my brain that thinks well
Recommended for: Deep-thinkers
Read on July 21, 2012 , read count: Once

I... have nothing to say. Well, much, anyway. I had no idea whether or not this book was supposed to be a mixture of horror or the paranormal, or just a story about a girl hallucinating and meeting a love interest. I absolutely loved the writing, so points were given for that. There was ridiculous amounts of stereotype inserted as well, like the insane high school drama, the "perfect" bitch, the need for cutting and all that, and the manwhore bad-boy who was Noah, the love interest. In fact, the stereotypical writing was what kind of made me queasy, like I was reading this too many times in my life and I didn't like it. But the fact that the author was able to make me feel what the characters felt, experience their lives and all, just made me continue reading. It was kind of horrific - I mean, what with the many deaths and the forbidden - in a manner of speaking - romance - but the book was also focused on other characters as well, and I found myself attracted to people like Daniel and Joseph, and you have no idea how much I thanked the author mentally that Mara's parents were present - not dead or divorced or whatever seems to happen in many other novels nowadays. It's the type of book that makes you think of how the author planned it, and I sort of cheered her on as I continued. I'd tried it before, a long time ago, but I couldn't back then so I tried again, and it was great. It's anticlimatic and kind of tragic, but I need to know what happens next. I need a good, happy ending to this series.

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