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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
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Nov 29, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: ya
Read on January 10, 2012

Mediocre paranormal YA novel. Same old, same old. Edward and Bella redux minus the vampire angle. This book makes me appreciate novels like the Hunger Games series and Daughter of Smoke and Bone which attempt to bring something fresh and worth reading about to the teens of today. Aside from the lame story line which cribs non stop from Twilight, the romantic male lead smokes. I can't understand why any responsible author would want to glamorize smoking to kids. The only thing I found mildly amusing was the South Florida references of the Miami Seaquarium and the Metro Zoo. As a resident of South Florida I knew the setting well but somehow she missed the multicultural vibrancy of living here in South Florida. Bottom line is there are better books for teens out there and I will not be passing this along to the daughter.
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